Samuel S. Yoder

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Samuel S. Yoder
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
Preceded byCharles M. Anderson
Succeeded byMartin K. Gantz
Personal details
Born(1841-08-16)August 16, 1841
Berlin, Ohio
DiedMay 11, 1921(1921-05-11) (aged 79)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materWooster College
University of Michigan

Samuel S. Yoder (August 16, 1841 – May 11, 1921) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.


Born in Berlin, Ohio, Yoder attended the common schools, Wooster (Ohio) University, and graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. During the American Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army in the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, beginning April 19, 1862. He rose to the rank of lieutenant and served until the end of the war. After the war, he studied medicine and practiced in Bluffton, Ohio, where he served as mayor from 1868 to 1878.

Yoder moved to Lima, Ohio, in 1878, and began to study law. He was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Lima. He served as member of the Democratic State executive committee from 1883 to 1885, and as judge of the probate court of Allen County from February 1882 to October 1886, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress.

Yoder was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1890. He served as Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives from December 8, 1891, to August 7, 1893. He continued the practice of law and also engaged in the real estate business in Washington, D.C., until his death. He is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "Samuel S. Yoder (id: Y000020)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-11
  • Samuel S. Yoder at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles M. Anderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Martin K. Gantz
Preceded by
Adoniram J. Holmes
Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Herman W. Snow

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website