Dow W. Harter

Dow Watters Harter ( born January 2, 1885 in Akron, Ohio; † September 4, 1971 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1943 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Dow Harter attended the common schools and then studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After studying law at the same university and his 1907 was admitted to the bar he began in 1911 to work in Akron in this profession. From 1914 to 1916 he was deputy prosecutor in Summit County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1919 and 1920 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1918 to 1926 he was Federal Commissioner (United States commissioner ) in Akron.

In the congressional elections of 1932 Harter was elected in the 14th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of the Republican Francis Seiberling on March 4, 1933. After four elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1943 five legislative sessions. By 1941 there, the New Deal legislation of the Roosevelt administration have been adopted. In 1935, the provisions of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution were first applied, after which the term of the Congress ends or begins on January 3. Since 1941 the work of the Congress of the events of the Second World War was marked.

In 1942, Dow Harter was not re-elected. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked until 1965 as a partner in a law firm in Washington. Then he withdrew into retirement. He died on September 4, 1971 in Washington, where he was also buried.