Lewis P. Ohliger

Lewis Philip Ohliger ( born January 3, 1843, in the Palatinate, Kingdom of Bavaria; † 9 January 1923 in San Diego, California ) was an American politician. In 1892 and 1893 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In October 1854 Lewis Ohliger came with his parents from his native Germany to Canton, Ohio, where he attended the public schools. He later moved to Wooster. There he worked in the pharmacy business and retail. Between 1875 and 1879 he was district treasurer and postmaster from 1885 to 1890 in Wooster. He was also a representative ( trustee ) of the railway company Wooster & Lodi Railway. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party. In June 1892 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in part in Chicago, where the former incumbent Grover Cleveland was again nominated as a presidential candidate.

After the death of Rep. John G. Warwick Ohliger was at the due election for the 16th seat of Ohio as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 5 December 1892. Since he was not nominated for the regular congressional elections of 1892 by his party, he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1893.

Between 1893 and 1898 Lewis Ohliger was head of the tax authority in the Cleveland District. Then he took his former private activities on again. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on January 9, 1923 in San Diego and was buried in Wooster.