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Dr James Robert Overman
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Birth: 1888
Death: 1978
Bowling Green
Wood County
Ohio, USA

James Robert Overman was a graduate of Indiana University in 1909, and served Bowling Green State University from its beginning, hired in 1914 and retiring in 1956. Serving in the early years as the lone Mathematics professor, Dr. Overman became chair of that department as it grew, and from the beginning assisted in a variety of administrative tasks. Among these were registrar, assistant to President Williams, editor of the school's course catalog, and the first librarian. Over time, he went on to become the first Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Dean of Men, and the first Dean of Faculty. He earned his Masters degree from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Author of over a dozen mathematics textbooks, Dr. Overman also wrote The History of Bowling Green State University in 1967, covering the school's beginnings to 1963.

In 1960, the new Overman Hall science building was enlarged and dedicated to Overman


--From BGSU Centennial Perspectives, 2010 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rhea Gretchen Fast Overman (1898 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Husband"
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Bowling Green
Wood County
Ohio, USA
Plot: sec. 7, row 20
 
Created by: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Record added: Jan 07, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103241252
Dr James Robert Overman
Added by: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
 
Dr James Robert Overman
Added by: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
 
Dr James Robert Overman
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Thank you for your service to BGSU
- Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
 Added: Jan. 7, 2013
 
 
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