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John Holmes Overton (September 17, 1875 - May 14, 1948) was a lawyer, congressman and a Democratic United States Senator from Louisiana. His nephew Overton Brooks was also a longtime congressman. September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... State nickname: Pelican State Other U.S. States Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans Governor Kathleen Blanco Official languages None; English and French de facto Area 134,382 km² (31st)  - Land 112,927 km²  - Water 21,455 km² (16%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,468,976 (22nd)  - Density 39. ...


He was born in Marksville, Louisiana, youngest son of Judge Thomas Overton and Elizabeth Waddill Overton, graduated from Louisiana State University in 1895, from Tulane University in 1897, and was admitted to the Louisiana bar in the following year. Marksville is a city located in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, or simply Louisiana State University (LSU) is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian university headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


He then set up his practice in Alexandria. In 1905 he married Ada Ruth Dismukes, and they had three daughters, Katherine, Mary Elizabeth and Ruth. Alexandria is a city in Louisiana, U.S.A.; it is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, on the south bank of the Red River in almost the exact geographic center of the state. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


He entered Congress by appointment, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of representative James B. Aswell, and served from May 12, 1931, to March 3, 1933. In 1932, he ran for the Senate and won. May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ...


He was reelected in 1938 and 1944. His committee memberships included Manufactures, Commerce, and Irrigation and Reclamation. 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He was a traditional segregationist; he opposed an amendment to the Selective Service Act of 1940 that allowed the voluntary enlistment of minorities, on the grounds that it could lead to mixed units, and was quoted in 1947 as saying "The Democratic South stands for White supremacy". The Selective Service Act established the first peacetime conscription in United States history. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Overton's last term was cut short by his death at Bethesda Naval Hospital. His remains were buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Pineville, Louisiana. His house in Alexandria was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, also known as the Bethesda Naval Hospital, is considered the flagship of the United States Navys system of medical centers. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Pineville is a city located in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. ... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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John H. Overton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (291 words)
John Holmes Overton (September 17, 1875–May 14, 1948) was a lawyer and United States Representative and Senator from Louisiana.
He was born in Marksville, Louisiana, youngest son of Judge Thomas Overton and Elizabeth Waddill Overton, graduated from Louisiana State University in 1895, from Tulane University in 1897, and was admitted to the Louisiana bar in the following year.
Overton's last term was cut short by his death at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
TN Encyclopedia: JOHN OVERTON (844 words)
John Overton, trusted friend and advisor to Andrew Jackson, was an early Tennessee lawyer, jurist, banker, and political leader.
Overton moved to Nashville in March 1789 and began practicing law in the Davidson County court; he was admitted to the bar in April 1790.
Overton represented Sumner County as a delegate to the 1789 North Carolina convention to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
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