OVERMYER, Arthur Warren, (1879 - 1952)


OVERMYER, Arthur Warren, a Representative from Ohio; born near Lindsey, Sandusky County, Ohio, on May 31, 1879; attended the public schools and also Lima Lutheran College; taught school; was graduated from the Ohio Northern University Law School at Ada in 1902; was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Fremont, Ohio; clerk of the Fremont Board of Health 1907-1910; city solicitor 1910-1914; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; appointed judge of the court of common pleas by Gov. A.V. Donahey April 10, 1926, and elected to that position in November of the same year; reelected in 1930 and served until his resignation on December 1, 1934, having been appointed by Gov. George White to a vacancy in the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals; elected in 1936 for a six-year term; in 1942 was chosen as chief justice of the nine courts of appeals of Ohio; retired from the courts on February 8, 1943; resumed the private practice of law in Fremont, Ohio, until his retirement in 1951; died in North Royalton, Ohio, March 8, 1952; interment in Four-Mile House Cemetery, near Fremont, Ohio.