Charles was an American politician, carpenter, and farmer.
Born on the family farm, in Gumboro Hundred, Delaware, West served in the United States Army during World War II.
Charles was a farmer and carpenter; he was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.
From 1957 to 1959 and then from 1977 to 2003, West served in the Delaware House of Representatives and was a Democrat. West died at his home in Gumboro, Delaware.
Charles P. West died at age 94 in October 2015.