Matthew Denver

Matthew Rombach Denver ( born December 21, 1870 in Wilmington, Ohio, † May 13, 1954 ) was an American politician. Between 1907 and 1913 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Matthew Denver was the son of James William Denver (1817-1892), who was, among other Governor in the Kansas Territory and Congressman for California. He attended the common schools and then studied at Georgetown University in Washington DC In the following years he worked in agriculture, in the banking industry and the crafts. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party. Between 1896 and 1936 he took part in eight Democratic National Convention as a delegate. From 1896 to 1908 he was a member of the State Board of Democrats in Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1906, Denver was selected in the sixth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of the Republican Thomas E. Scroggy on March 4, 1907. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1913 three legislative periods. In 1912 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Denver returned to Wilmington, where he worked in the banking industry. In the years 1918 and 1919 he was president of the Ohio Bankers' Association. From 1926 to 1928 he sat again in the State Board of his party. Since 1902 until his death, so more than 52 years, he was president of the Clinton County National Bank & Trust Co. He died on 13 May 1954 in Wilmington, where he was also buried.