Secretaries of L&I
Charles A. Waters
Charles A. Waters was born in Philadelphia on February 17, 1892. He was educated at Saint Joseph’s College in Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Waters began practicing law when he was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar in 1916. Shortly after his admission to the Bar Waters entered the First Officers’ Training Camp at Fort Niagara in New York, and served in the Army during WWI.
Upon his return from the Army, he was made attorney for the Registration Commission in Philadelphia. On January 16, 1922, he became Assistant Chief in the Bureau of Corporations of the Department of the Auditor General. In March 1924 he was made Special Deputy Auditor General, and later Assistant Deputy Auditor General, which position he resigned to accept the appointment as Secretary of the Department of Labor and Industry by Governor John Stuchell Fisher on January 18, 1927.
From PA Manual, 1927.