Robert M. Switzer

Robert Mauck Switzer (* March 6, 1863 in Gallipolis, Ohio; † October 28, 1952 ) was an American politician. Between 1911 and 1919 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Switzer attended the public schools of his home, the Gallia Academy and Rio Grande College. Between 1883 and 1887 he worked as a teacher; 1888 to 1892 he was deputy as Deputy Sheriff Sheriff in Gallia County. After studying law at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and at Ohio State University in Columbus and his admission to the bar he began in Gallipolis to work in this profession. Between 1893 and 1900 he was a prosecutor in Gallia County. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. In the years 1900 and 1920, he participated as a delegate to the respective Republican National Conventions, to which William McKinley and were later nominated Warren G. Harding as their presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1910, Switzer was in the tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Adna R. Johnson on March 4, 1911. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1919 four legislative sessions. In this time of the First World War fell. In addition, in 1913 the 16th and the 17th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. In 1918, Switzer was not nominated by his party for re-election.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. He was also a legal representative of the city Gallipolis. There he died on 28 October 1952.