Oliver R. Ryder
O. R. Ryder, mayor of Oberlin in 1850 and again in 1854, was a political figure not just in Oberlin, but throughout Lorain County. Ryder served three terms as the mayor of Elyria, and also ran successful business ventures with his partner Orrin Cowles.
Source: History of Lorain County. (Philadelphia: Williams Brothers, 1879).
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