Alph Overby

Alph Overby was born at Finley and attended Finley schools.  He opened a law practice in Cooperstown in 1964 after being employed by First National Bank of Minneapolis for eight years.

Mr. Overby has served as Griggs County States Attorney since January of 1967.  In addition to his law practice, he has farming interests and owns Gateway Realty in Cooperstown.

His wife, the former Meriel Douly, grew up on a farm near Gilby, North Dakota where she attended schools.  Mrs. Overby is a graduate of Concordia College and taught school at Cass Lake, Minnesota and North Dakota State University.

The Overbys have four children: Signe Nelson, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Peter, Edmond, Oklahoma

Eric and Sonja, Cooperstown

Source: Cooperstown, North Dakota 1882-1982 Centennial Page 220

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