Rep. Charlie Fritts' Bio


Rep. Charles (Charlie) Fritts, a Democrat, represents Bates County and parts of Cass and Vernon counties (District 125) in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Rep. Fritts was elected to his first two-year term in 1996.

A retired airline captain with TWA, Rep. Fritts is currently a cattleman as well as a legislator. He has also worked as a flight safety engineer with McDonnell Aircraft and as a carrier based attack pilot with the 6th fleet in the U.S. Navy. Rep. Fritts served in the Navy from 1958-63 and was active in the reserves until 1971. A 12-year member of the Butler R5 Board of Education, Rep. Fritts was also the co-chair of the Bates County Sesquicentennial and is a member of the Amsterdam Baptist Church, AF+AM #141, the Scottish Rite, Ararat Shrine, American Legion Post #1, National Rifle Association, American Association of Retired Persons, Sigma Phi Epsilon and the Missouri Cattlemen=s Association.

A graduate of Miami High School in Amsterdam, Missouri, Rep. Fritts received a bachelor of science in mathematics from Baker University in 1958.

Born May 16, 1936, in Butler, Rep. Fritts currently resides there with his wife, Marjorie. They have three children, Kelly Dean, Scott Dewayne, and Lynn Fritts Bagby.