Samuel S. Yoder

Samuel S. Yoder ( born August 16, 1841 in Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio, † May 11 1921 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1891 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Yoder attended the public schools of his home and then the Wooster University, also in Ohio. This is followed by a study at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor joined. During the Civil War he served 1862-1865 in the army of the Union, in which he rose to the rank of lieutenant. He then studied medicine. After qualifying as a doctor, he practiced in Bluffton in his new profession. Between 1868 and 1878 he was mayor of Bluffton. In 1878, he moved to Lima. After studying law and his 1880 was admitted as a lawyer, he started to work there in his new profession. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1883 and 1885 he was a member of the State Board of his party. From 1882 to 1886 he worked in Allen County as restructuring judge.

In the congressional elections of 1886, Yoder was chosen in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Charles Marley Anderson on March 4, 1887. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1891 two legislative sessions. In 1890 he gave up another candidacy. Between 8 December 1891 to 7 August 1893, he practiced as a successor of Adoniram J. Holmes of the ceremonial function of the Sergeant at Arms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

After the end of his time in Congress Yoder practiced as a lawyer again. He also worked in the federal capital Washington in the real estate industry. There he is on May 11, 1921 and passed away. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.