Dow W. Harter is a member of one of Akron's strongest legal partnerships, and has been practicing law since 1907.

He was born at Akron, January 2, 1885, son of Josiah J. and Anna L. (Watters) Harter. He was educated in the grammar and high schools of Akron, took the literary course in the University of Michigan during 1903-4, and from 1904 to 1907 was a student in the University of Michigan Law Department. He was graduated Bachelor of Laws and has been admitted to the Ohio and Untied Stated district courts. Mr. Harter practiced alone from 1907 to 1911, and then as a member of the firm of Harter & Ahern. Subsequently he became a member of the law firm Benner, Harter & Walker, and since January, 1921, the firm has been Benner, Harter, Walker & Watters.

Mr. Harter was first assistant prosecuting attorney of Summit County from 1914 to 1916. He has been United States commissioner at Akron since his appointment by Federal Judge D.C. Westenhaven. Mr. Harter was elected on the democratic ticket and served as a member of the Ohio General Assembly during 1919-20. He is a member of the University Club, the Akron City Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the County and State Bar associations and the Lions Club.

On May 16, 1911, he married Miss Winifred M. Cole, of Akron.



History of Ohio, The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925, Volume III