Lt. Col. Edward Overton, Jr. (USA)

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Lt. Col. Edward Overton, Jr. (USA)

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Birthplace: Towanda, PA, United States
Death: September 18, 1903 (67)
Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Overton, Sr. and Eliza Willing Overton
Husband of Colette Overton
Father of Francis Clymer Overton; Sarah Rosseel Passage; John Rosseel Overton and Eliza Clymer Haverly
Brother of Mary Macfarlane; Maj. Giles Bleasdale Overton, USA; Henry Clymer Overton, USA; Louisa Ward; Francis Clymer Overton and 1 other

Occupation: 50th PA Vol. Inf.
Managed by: Alissa Ann Smith
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About Lt. Col. Edward Overton, Jr. (USA)

Edward Overton Jr. was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Overton was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania. He attended Susquehanna Collegiate Institute in Towanda, and graduated from Princeton College in 1856. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Society. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Towanda. He served as solicitor of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, in 1861. During the American Civil War, Overton entered the Union Army in September 1861 as a Major in the 50th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1863 and from that time commanded the regiment until mustered out in October 1864. He served as register in bankruptcy from 1867 to 1876.

Overton was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1880. He resumed the practice of law, and served as president of the Citizens’ National Bank of Towanda from 1897 until his death in Towanda in 1903. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Lt. Col. Edward Overton, Jr. (USA)'s Timeline

1836
February 4, 1836
Towanda, PA, United States
1870
January 6, 1870
1871
August 14, 1871
Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States
1874
January 5, 1874
1879
November 5, 1879
1903
September 18, 1903
Age 67
Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States