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Orville Zimmerman (December 31, 1880 – April 7, 1948) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Orville Zimmerman
Orville Zimmerman.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – April 7, 1948
Preceded byDistrict inactive
Succeeded byPaul C. Jones
Personal details
Born(1880-12-31)December 31, 1880
near Glenallen, Missouri, U.S.
DiedApril 7, 1948(1948-04-07) (aged 67)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Born on a farm near Glenallen in Bollinger County, Missouri, Zimmerman attended the public schools and Mayfield-Smith Academy in Marble Hill, Missouri. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau in 1904 and was principal of Dexter High School from 1904 to 1908. He then graduated from the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1911, was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Kennett, Missouri.

During World War I, Zimmerman served as a private in the United States Army in 1918. He was a member of the board of education of Kennett from 1928 to 1936 and a member of the board of regents of Southeast Missouri State College from 1933 to 1948. Zimmerman was elected a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1934 and was re-elected six additional times until his death on April 7, 1948 in Washington, D.C. He is interred at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett, Missouri.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Orville Zimmerman (id: Z000009)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Orville Zimmerman at Find a Grave
  • "Orville Zimmerman".
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District inactive
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Paul C. Jones