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Dow Watters HARTER

(1885-1971)

HARTER, Dow Watters, a Representative from Ohio; born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, January 2, 1885; attended the Akron public schools; received preparatory education at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and was graduated from the law department of the same university in 1907; was admitted to the Michigan and Ohio bars in 1907; commenced practice in Akron, Ohio, in 1911; first assistant prosecuting attorney of Summit County, Ohio, 1914-1916; member of the State house of representatives in 1919 and 1920; United States commissioner at Akron, Ohio, 1918-1926; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; admitted to practice of law in the District of Columbia in 1943 and was a partner in a law firm there until his retirement in 1965; died in Washington, D.C., September 4, 1971; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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