Robert M. Switzer
Robert Mauck Switzer
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 10th district
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1919
|Preceded by||Adna R. Johnson|
|Succeeded by||Israel Moore Foster|
|Born||March 6, 1863|
|Died||October 28, 1952 (aged 89)|
|Resting place||Mound Hill Cemetery|
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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.
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 served on the Subcommittee of the Committee on Mines and Mining which investigated the Copper Country Strike of 1913–14. 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.
He died in Gallipolis, Ohio, on October 28, 1952, and he was interred in Mound Hill Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Robert M. Switzer (id: S001124)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Adna R. Johnson
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th congressional district
March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1919
Israel M. Foster