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Robert Mauck SWITZER

(1863-1952)

SWITZER, Robert Mauck, a Representative from Ohio; born near Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, March 6, 1863; attended the district schools, Gallia Academy, and Rio Grande College; taught school 1883-1887; deputy sheriff of Gallia County 1888-1892; attended the law departments of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and the Ohio State University of Columbus; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Gallipolis, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Gallia County 1893-1900; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1900 and 1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1919); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; city solicitor of Gallipolis, Ohio; died in Gallipolis, Ohio, on October 28, 1952; interment in Mound Hill Cemetery.

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

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