Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Coady attended the public schools and graduated from high school in 1886 from Baltimore City College. Following graduation, Coady took up work as a merchant. In 1894, after finishing his legal studies, he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Baltimore.
Coady served in the Maryland State Senate from 1908 to 1912. He won a second term in office, but resigned in 1913 in order to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Coady was elected to 63rd United States Congress as a Democrat, filling the vacancy caused by the death of George Konig. He was reelected to the U.S. House of Representatives three times. In 1920, Coady ran for a fifth term, but was defeated by John Boynton Philip Clayton Hill. After his defeat Coady returned to practicing law in Baltimore. From 1922 to 1925, Coady served as Baltimore City collector and manager of the bureau of receipts.
Coady died on February 16, 1934, in Baltimore, and was interred in New Cathedral Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Charles Pearce Coady (id: C000541)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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