Robert M. Switzer

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Robert Mauck Switzer
Robert M. Switzer 1914.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1919
Preceded by Adna R. Johnson
Succeeded by Israel Moore Foster
Personal details
Born (1863-03-06)March 6, 1863
Gallipolis, Ohio
Died October 28, 1952(1952-10-28) (aged 89)
Gallipolis, Ohio
Resting place Mound Hill Cemetery
Political party Republican
Alma mater

Robert Mauck Switzer (March 6, 1863 – October 28, 1952) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Born near Gallipolis, Ohio, Robert Switzer attended the district schools, Gallia Academy, and Rio Grande College. He attended the law departments of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and the Ohio State University of Columbus.

Career[edit]

He taught school from 1883-1887. He then served as Deputy Sheriff of Gallia County 1888-1892.

He was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Gallipolis, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Gallia County 1893-1900. He served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1900 and 1920.

He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1919). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress. He also served as City solicitor of Gallipolis, Ohio. He then resumed the practice of law.

Death[edit]

He died in Gallipolis, Ohio, on October 28, 1952, and he was interred in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Adna R. Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1919
Succeeded by
Israel M. Foster