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OVERTON (Soundex O163) — See also COVERT, COVERTON, EVERTON, GOVERT, HOVERTER, LEAVERTON, OVER, OVERTURF, WOLVERTON, WOOLVERTON, YELVERTON.

  OVERTON: See also William Taylor Barry — James Overton Broadhead — Thomas Overton Brooks — William Nelson Brown — Overton J. Courtney — Louis Overton Davidson — Overton Dennis — Jacob McGavock Dickinson — Overton Gentry Ellis, Jr. — Harold Overton Hatcher — James Rieman Macfarlane — Thomas Overton Moore — John Overton Pendleton — Xenophon Overton Pindall — Lakesha D. Rogers — Robert Overton Williams
  Overton, Allen, Jr. See Joseph Allen Overton, Jr.
  Overton, Ben F. — of Florida. Justice of Florida state supreme court, 1974-. Still living as of 1997.
  Overton, Benjamin B. — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Overton, Donald E. — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Overton, Edward (1795-1878) — of Towanda, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, December 30, 1795. Whig. Delegate to Whig National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1839. Died in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa., October 17, 1878 (age 82 years, 291 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary (Bleasdale) Overton (1761-1813) and Thomas Overton (1765-1835); married to Eliza Willing Clymer (1795-1868); father of Edward Overton, Jr. (1836-1903); grandfather of James Rieman Macfarlane.
  Political families: Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Edward Overton, Jr. Overton, Edward, Jr. (1836-1903) — of Towanda, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa., February 4, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1877-81; bank president. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. Died in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa., September 18, 1903 (age 67 years, 226 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Eliza Willing (Clymer) Overton (1795-1868) and Edward Overton (1795-1878); married 1869 to Colette Theresa Rossell (1847-1921); uncle of James Rieman Macfarlane; great-grandson of Thomas Willing and George Clymer; second great-grandson of Charles Willing; second great-grandnephew of Edward Shippen (1703-1781) and William Shippen; fourth great-grandson of Edward Shippen (1639-1712); first cousin twice removed of Charles Willing Byrd; first cousin thrice removed of Edward Shippen (1729-1806); second cousin once removed of John Brown Francis; third cousin once removed of Edward Shippen (1823-1904) and Francis Fisher Kane; fourth cousin of Bertha Shippen Irving.
  Political family: Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Overton, Floyd C. — of Jefferson County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from Jefferson County 1st District, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Overton, G. B. — of Coudersport, Potter County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Overton, Gordon R. — of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Overton, J. Allen, Jr. See Joseph Allen Overton, Jr.
  Overton, J. E. — of Ritchie County, W.Va. Republican. Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1920, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Overton, J. W. — of Wedowee, Randolph County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Overton, James S. — of Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 20th District, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Overton, Jerry — of Litchfield Park, Maricopa County, Ariz. Republican. Member of Arizona state house of representatives 15th District; elected 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Overton, John — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Overton, John Holmes (1875-1948) — also known as John H. Overton — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., September 17, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; chief counsel defending Huey Long during his 1929 impeachment trial; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1931-33; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1933-48; died in office 1948; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936. Member, Sigma Nu; Phi Kappa Phi; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; American Bar Association; Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the American Revolution. Died, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 14, 1948 (age 72 years, 240 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Episcopal Cemetery, Pineville, La.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Overton (1835-1913; judge) and Laura Elizabeth (Waddell) Overton (1845-1937); married, December 12, 1905, to Ada Ruth Dismukes (1885-1955); uncle of Thomas Overton Brooks (1897-1961); fourth cousin of William Nelson Brown.
  Political family: Overton-Early-Brown-Brooks family of Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Overton, John W. — U.S. Vice Commercial Agent (Vice Consul) in Aguascalientes, as of 1904-05. Burial location unknown.
  Overton, Joseph A. — of Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Mayor of Coronado, Calif., 1966-68; defeated, 1976, 1978. Still living as of 1978.
  Overton, Joseph Allen, Jr. (b. 1921) — also known as J. Allen Overton, Jr. — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va.; Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., April 17, 1921. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wood County, 1949-50; member, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1959-62; vice-president, American Mining Congress. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Phi Kappa Psi; Elks. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Allen Overton and Edith (Wharton) Overton; married, May 15, 1943, to Bette Crosswhite.
  Overton, Joseph P. — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Libertarian. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Overton, Lorraine — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Overton, Richard M. — of Decatur, Van Buren County, Mich. Reform candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 2000, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Overton, Robert Norton — also known as Robert N. Overton — of Babylon, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Republican. Village president of Babylon, New York, 1927; mayor of Babylon, N.Y., 1927-32. Burial location unknown.
  Overton, S. Watkins (b. 1894) — also known as Watkins Overton — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., June 5, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1925; member of Tennessee state senate, 1927; mayor of Memphis, Tenn., 1928-39, 1949-53. Presbyterian. Member, Order of the Coif; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Phi Delta Phi; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Omicron Delta Kappa. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Watkins Overton and May (Hill) Overton; married, January 18, 1937, to Bessie Ganong.
  Overton, S. J. — of Alice, Nueces County (now Jim Wells County), Tex. Postmaster at Alice, Tex., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Overton, W. F. — of Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Ariz. Mayor of Nogales, Ariz., 1901-02. Burial location unknown.
  Overton, Walter Hampden (1788-1845) — of Louisiana. Born in Virginia, 1788. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Louisiana 3rd District, 1829-31. Died in 1845 (age about 57 years). Interment at McNutt Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Overton, Watkins See S. Watkins Overton
  Overton, William — U.S. Consul in Bristol, 1857. Burial location unknown.
  Overton, William Ray (1939-1987) — Born in Malvern, Hot Spring County, Ark., September 19, 1939. U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 1979-87; died in office 1987. Died July 14, 1987 (age 47 years, 298 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Overton, William S. — of Chesapeake, Va. Mayor of Chesapeake, Va., 1970-72. Still living as of 1972.
  Overton, Winston (d. 1934) — Justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1931-34; died in office 1934. Died September 9, 1934. Burial location unknown.


OVERTURF (Soundex O163) — See also ALVERTUS, ARTUR, COVERT, COVERTON, DINTURFF, GOVERT, HOVERTER, MARTURET, MCENTURFF, MCINTURFF, OVER, OVERTON, TURFIRE.

  OVERTURF: See also Jonathan W. Gordon — Lewis E. Lewis
  Overturf, Norman F. — of Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908. Burial location unknown.


OVERVIG (Soundex O161) — See also OVER, SORVIG, VERVAET, VERVIE, VERVILLE, VERVIN.

  Overvig, Arlen — of Minnesota. Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1988. Still living as of 1988.


OVERWAY (Soundex O160) — See also ERWAY, OVER, SILVERWOOD, SPURWAY, VERWIEBE.

  Overway, Martin — Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 54th District, 1978. Still living as of 1978.


OVESEN (Soundex O125) — See also AVESON, AVISON, CORVESE, GENOVESE, IVASCYN, IVISON, VESELKA, VESELY, VESEY.

  OVESEN: See also Nancy Ovesen Sanders


OVETA (Soundex O130) — See also AVIATA, DEVETA, KARLOVETZ, LAVETA, LOVETT, LOVETTE, NOVETZKE, ROSKIVETALSKI, SOVETSKE, SYLVETA.

  OVETA: See also Oveta Culp Hobby — Oveta Strum


OVEY (Soundex O100) — See also BOVEY, COVEY, DOVEY, EVEY, HOVEY, IVEY, KOVEY, NOVEY, OBEY, OLVEY, ORVEY, OVIE, POOVEY, POVEY, ROVEY.

  OVEY: See also Ovey Trahan


OVIATT (Soundex O130) — See also ANKOVIAK, AVIATA, AVIATT, CIATTARELLI, EVATT, EVETT, EVITT, HIATT, IVETTE, LAMOLIATTE, OVITT, PIATT, PIATTI, SEGOVIA, TOIVA, TOVIAS, VIATOR, ZENOVIA.

  OVIATT: See also Oviatt Cole
  Oviatt, C. R. — of Bangor Township, Bay County, Mich. Republican. Candidate for supervisor of Bangor Township, Bay County, Michigan, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Oviatt, Clifford R. — Republican. Member, National Labor Relations Board, 1989-93. Still living as of 1993.
  Oviatt, Daniel B. (b. 1847) — of Antrim County, Mich. Born in 1847. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Antrim County, 1903-06. Burial location unknown.
  Oviatt, Frank — of Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 23rd District, 1907-08. Burial location unknown.
  Oviatt, George (b. 1849) — Born in 1849. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wexford District, 1885-88. Burial location unknown.
  Oviatt, Percival D. — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Rochester, N.Y., 1933; appointed 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Oviatt, Ross — of Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Oviatt, Sherman B. — of Monmouth County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Monmouth County, 1879-80, 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Oviatt, Thad — of Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 22nd District, 1939-48. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Oviatt, William C. — of Iowa. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1992 (Grass Roots), 1994 (Grassroots). Still living as of 1994.


OVIDE (Soundex O130) — See also BENAVIDES, BENAVIDEZ, DEBENNEVIDE, DOVIE, JIVIDEN, OVIDIO, OVIE, PROVIDENCE, PROVIDENCIA.

  OVIDE: See also Ovide J. Cote — Ovide J. Coulombe


OVIDIO (Soundex O130) — See also AUVEDA, DIDIO, EGIDIO, ELPIDIO, EMIDIO, OVADIA, OVIDE, PREVIDI, PROVIDENCE, PROVIDENCIA.

  OVIDIO: See also Ovidio Sosa


OVIE (Soundex O100) — See also BOVIE, COVIELLO, DOVIE, EVIE, GOVIER, IVIE, LOVIE, OBIE, OPIE, OVEY, OVIDE, OVIER, SOVIERO.

  OVIE: See also Ovie Clark Fisher — Ovie C. Pence


OVIER (Soundex O160) — See also AVER, BOVIE, COVIELLO, DOVIE, EVAR, GOVIER, IVAR, IVOR, LOVIE, OBIER, OVER, OVIE, SOVIERO.

  OVIER: See also Ovier H. Blodgett


OVILA (Soundex O140) — See also AVELLA, AVILA, EVELEIGH, EVELIO, EVELO, LAVOI, OLIVA, VILA, VIOLA.

  OVILA: See also Ovila J. Belletete


OVINGTON (Soundex O152) — See also BEVINGTON, COVINGTON, ELVINGTON, HOVINGH, LAVINGTON, LOVING, LOVINGER, LOVINGOOD, LOVINGS, LOVINGTON, NOVINGER, RIVINGTON.

  OVINGTON: See also Ovington Eugene Weller
  Ovington, T. R. — of Pomona, Los Angeles County, Calif. Mayor of Pomona, Calif., 1921-23. Burial location unknown.


OVITT (Soundex O130) — See also AVIATT, EVATT, EVETT, EVITT, IVETTE, LOVITT, OVIATT, SCOVITT, VITT, VOIT.

  Ovitt, Gary — of Ontario, San Bernardino County, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008. Still living as of 2008.


OVRI (Soundex O160) — See also AVRA, HOVREN, IVOR, LOVRE, LOVREGLIO, TOVREA.

  OVRI: See also Henry Oscar Talle


OVSHINSKY (Soundex O125) — See also BUCHINSKY, KUSCHINSKY, KUSHINS, KUSHINSKY, LESCHINSKY, LUSHINSKY, OSHINSKI, OSHINSKIE, OSHINSKY, SHASHINSKA.

  Ovshinsky, Iris — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Socialist. Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Michigan, 1960. Female. Still living as of 1960.
  Ovshinsky, Stan — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Socialist. Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Michigan, 1960. Still living as of 1960.


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