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Charles Luman Knapp (July 4, 1847 - January 3, 1929) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born on a farm near Harrisburg, New Yorkmarker, Knapp attended the rural schools, Lowville (New York) Academy, and Irving Institute, Tarrytown, New Yorkmarker.He was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jerseymarker, in 1869.He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Lowville, New York.He served in the State senate 1886 and 1887. He was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison as consul general at Montreal in 1889 and served until September 1893, when he returned to Lowville and resumed the practice of law.He also engaged in banking.

Knapp was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Albert D. Shaw. He was reelected to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from November 5, 1901, to March 3, 1911.He served as chairman of the Committee on Elections No. 1 (Sixty-first Congress).He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1910.He resumed the practice of law in Lowville, New York.He died in Lowville, New York, January 3, 1929.He was interred in the Rural Cemetery.


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