Oliver P. Snyder
United States Representative
from Arkansas
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Preceded byAnthony A. C. Rogers
Succeeded byWilliam F. Slemons
Arkansas State Senator
for Jefferson County

In office
Arkansas State Representative
for Jefferson County
In office
Personal details
Born(1833-11-13)November 13, 1833
Missouri, USA
DiedNovember 22, 1882(1882-11-22) (aged 49)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Resting placeBellewood Cemetery in Pine Bluff
Political partyRepublican

Oliver P. Snyder (November 13, 1833 – November 22, 1882) was a U.S. Representative who served from 1871 to 1875 during the Reconstruction of Arkansas.

Born in Missouri, Snyder completed preparatory studies and moved to Arkansas in 1853. He engaged in scientific and literary pursuits and at the same time studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Pine Bluff in Jefferson County, Arkansas. From 1864 to 1865, he was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives. In 1867, he was a delegate to the state constitutional convention. He served in the Arkansas State Senate from 1868 to 1871, in which capacity he was a member of the committee which in 1868 revised and rearranged the statutes of Arkansas.

Snyder was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1874. He then resumed his law practice.

He was elected treasurer of Jefferson County in 1882 and served for a few months preceding is death that same year, nine days after his 49th birthday. He is interred at Bellewood Cemetery in Pine Bluff.


  • United States Congress. "Oliver P. Snyder (id: S000671)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Anthony A. C. Rogers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Succeeded by
William F. Slemons

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