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Oliver P. SNYDER

(1833-1882)

SNYDER, Oliver P., a Representative from Arkansas; born in Missouri November 13, 1833; completed preparatory studies; moved to Arkansas in 1853; engaged in scientific and literary pursuits and at the same time studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Pine Bluff; member of the State house of representatives in 1864 and 1865; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; served in the State senate 1868-1871; member of the committee to revise and rearrange the statutes of Arkansas in 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of his profession; elected treasurer of Jefferson County in 1882 and served until his death in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Ark., November 22, 1882; interment in Bellewood Cemetery.

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

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