Party affiliation: Republican
O. M. Oviatt of Cleveland, but is now a widower. Was a sailor boy in early youth. 40 years in grain elevator and flour mill business, 5 years in banking.
President Sagertown (Pennsylvania) Mineral Springs Сompany. Vice president since organization Cleveland & Buffalo Steamship Line. President and charter member Cleveland Board of Trade.
President for 5 years, board of trustees Ohio State Industrial School. Member city council 10 years. Mayor of Cleveland 1885-1886 and 1889-1890.
Director municipal government, 1892-1893. Commodore for life, Cleveland Yacht Club. Life member Cleveland Chamber of Commerce.