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John H. Overton

John H. OvertonAKA John Holmes Overton

Born: 17-Sep-1875
Birthplace: Marksville, LA
Died: 14-May-1948
Location of death: Bethesda, MD [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Pineville, LA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Louisiana, 1933-48

Chief counsel, defending against the 1929 impeachment of Huey Long.


[1] Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD.

Father: Thomas Overton (judge, b. 26-Mar-1835, d. 14-Aug-1913)
Mother: Laura Elizabeth Waddill (b. 17-Mar-1845, d. 27-Oct-1937)
Wife: Ada Ruth Dismukes (m. 1905, three daughters, one son)
Daughter: Katharine Overton (b. 1-Dec-1910, d. 31-Oct-1988)
Daughter: Ruth Overton (b. 31-Dec-1912, d. 27-Aug-1973)
Son: John Holmes Overton, Jr. (b. 7-Feb-1914, d. 23-Oct-1946)
Daughter: Mary Elizabeth Overton (b. 19-Dec-1916, d. 6-Sep-1988)

    University: Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge (1895)
    Law School: Tulane University (1897)
    Administrator: Board of Supervisors, Louisiana State University

    US Senator, Louisiana (4-Mar-1933 to 14-May-1948, his death)
    US Congressman, Louisiana 8th (1931-33)
    American Bar Association
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Freemasonry
    Knights Templar
    Louisiana State Bar Association 1898
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    Sigma Nu Fraternity
    Society of the Cincinnati


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