OHLIGER, Lewis Philip, (1843 - 1923)


OHLIGER, Lewis Philip, a Representative from Ohio; born in Rheinpfalz, Bavaria, Germany, January 3, 1843; immigrated to the United States in October 1854 with his parents; settled in Canton, Ohio, in 1857; attended the public schools; moved to Wooster, Ohio, and engaged in the wholesale drug and grocery business; county treasurer 1875-1879; postmaster of Wooster from February 1885 until February 1890; trustee of the Wooster & Lodi Railway; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John G. Warwick and served from December 5, 1892, to March 3, 1893; unsuccessful for renomination in 1892; internal-revenue collector of the Cleveland district by appointment of President Grover Cleveland 1893-1898; resumed his former business pursuits; died in San Diego, Calif., January 9, 1923; interment in Wooster Cemetery, Wooster, Ohio.