Ron Overmann

Profile Updated: December 27, 2017
Class Year: 1962
Residing In: San Francisco CA & Washington DC USA
Wife/Significant Other: Jim Setta, retired lawyer
Occupation: Program Director (retired)
Children: Rebecca, 1971 Jewelry designer ( with sales in stores around the world.
Lynn, More…1973 a lawyer formerly serving in VP Biden's office in the White House working on the Violence against Women Act and developing policies in Trafficking of Human Subjects. Helped write Obama's speech at the Clinton Global Initiative Conference in September.--Update: She is now running a program linking police departments around the country with local universities in order to help departments improve oversight of the police and track police activity. For example the Oakland Police Department works with Stanford University. U. of Chicago works with a department in illinois, etc.

National Science Foundation

Grand Children:

Zack 2001
Owen 2004
Kate 2006
Haley 2008


After graduating from college, I went for 2 years to Ethiopia in the Peace Corps. In 1968, I went to grad school where I earned a PhD and then joined the NSF in Washington DC as a Program Director. I did my best to give away your "hard earned tax-payer dollars" to support research grants.

I retired to the Big Island, Hawaii & San Francisco in 1996 with my partner. Since then, we've been married 3 times: March 2004 in SF and June 2004 in Massachusetts and finally one that stuck, July 2008 again in SF.

We've abandoned our Hawaii home and have recently purchased a small condo in Washington DC so that we can visit daughter Lynn and her family. Daughter Rebecca lives with her husband about 25 feet from us in SF. She's a jeweler exhibited in numerous stores in the US and East Asia.

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Dec 28, 2017 at 4:33 AM
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Dec 27, 2017 at 8:09 PM
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Ron Overmann has left an In Memory comment for Alan R. Byrd.
May 25, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Thank you Michael. I had been friends with Alan at McBride but we went our separate ways after graduation. When these class profiles became available I looked for what had happened to him and saw that he had died and later learned that he had been murdered. I did not know anything else about him since I had moved away from St. Louis in 1966 and haven't lived there since.  I am glad that you filled in the void in Alan's life story.  It is indeed sad what happened to him but it is good to know that his good friend remembered him and filled in that void. 

--Ron Overmann

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Posted on: Dec 21, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Dear Ron, Happy Birthday! It's a bit early, I know, but I don't always have access to the internet when I'd like, so today I'm taking advantage of it! And also, MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope you are well and that God continues to bless you with good health and happiness! Thanks for all the good memories I have of you at McBride!

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