OVERSTREET, Jesse, (1859 - 1910)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

OVERSTREET, Jesse, a Representative from Indiana; born in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., December 14, 1859; attended the schools of his native city; was graduated from the Franklin High School in 1877 and from Franklin College in 1882; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Franklin; member of the Republican State central committee of Indiana in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1909); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses), Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Fifty-eighth through Sixtieth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Indianapolis, Ind., May 27, 1910; interment in the Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus, Ind.