Arthur W. Overmyer

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Arthur W. Overmyer
Arthur W. Overmyer - History of Ohio.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919
Preceded by John A. Key
Succeeded by James T. Begg
Personal details
Born (1879-05-31)May 31, 1879
Lindsey, Ohio
Died March 8, 1952(1952-03-08) (aged 72)
North Royalton, Ohio
Resting place Four-Mile House Cemetery
Fremont, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Nina Zelden Preston
Children One
Alma mater Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
Religion Lutheran

Arthur Warren Overmyer (May 31, 1879 – March 8, 1952) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, and a judge on the Ohio Court of Appeals.


Born near Lindsey, Ohio, Overmyer attended the public schools and also Lima Lutheran College. He taught school, and later graduated from the Ohio Northern University school of law at Ada in 1902. He was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Fremont, Ohio. He served as clerk of the Fremont Board of Health 1907-1910, and as city solicitor 1910-1914.

Overmyer was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress. He was 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. He was 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.

Overmyer was elected in 1936 for a six-year term. In 1942, he was chosen as chief justice of the nine courts of appeals of Ohio. He retired from the courts on February 8, 1943. He resumed the private practice of law in Fremont, Ohio, until his retirement in 1951. He died in North Royalton, Ohio, March 8, 1952. He was interred in Four-Mile House Cemetery, near Fremont, Ohio.

Overmyer married Nina Zelden Preston of Hardin County, Ohio at Ada, Ohio, June 17, 1903. They had a son named Richard Preston Overmyer, born in 1904.[1] He was exalted ruler of the Fremont lodge of the B.P.O.E., a Knights of Pythias, and a Lutheran.[1]


  1. ^ a b Randall, Emilius; Ryan, Daniel Joseph (1915). History of Ohio: the Rise and Progress of an American State. 6. New York: The Century History Company. pp. 608–612. 


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John A. Key
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
James T. Begg