Oliver P. Snyder

Oliver P. Snyder ( born November 13, 1833 in Missouri, † November 22, 1882 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas ) was an American politician. Between 1871 and 1875 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Oliver Snyder attended the public schools in his homeland. In 1853 he came to Arkansas, where he worked on scientific and literary matters. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began in Pine Bluff to work in his new profession. Snyder was a member of the Republican Party. After the state of Arkansas had been controlled by Union troops during the Civil War, Snyder was elected to the House of Representatives from Arkansas. This mandate he held 1864-1865. In 1867 he was a delegate at the meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Arkansas and 1868 he was a member of a commission that revised the laws of that State. Between 1868 and 1871 Snyder was also a member of the Senate from Arkansas.

1870 Snyder was elected in the second district of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. There he broke on March 4, 1871 the Democrats Anthony Rogers. After a re-election in 1872 he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1875 two legislative sessions. In 1874, he missed the re- nomination of his party. After the end of his time in Congress Snyder again worked as a lawyer. In year of his death 1882 he was treasurer in Jefferson County. He died in November 1882 and was buried in Pine Bluff.