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YODER, Samuel S.

1841–1921

Biography

YODER, Samuel S., a Representative from Ohio; born in Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio, August 16, 1841; attended the common schools and Wooster (Ohio) University, and was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; enlisted in the Union Army in the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, April 19, 1862; rose to the rank of lieutenant and served until the end of the war; studied medicine and practiced in Bluffton, Ohio; mayor of Bluffton 1868-1878; moved to Lima, Ohio, in 1878; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Lima; member of the Democratic State executive committee 1883-1885; judge of the probate court of Allen County from February 1882 to October 1886, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives from December 8, 1891, to August 7, 1893; continued the practice of law and also engaged in the real estate business in Washington, D.C., until his death, May 11, 1921; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1861-1907, 1.2 linear feet. Chiefly correspondence pertaining to Samuel S. Yoder's service in the 128th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War. Also includes speeches, writings, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating primarily to the Spanish-American War and to theaters in Washington, D.C.
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