In 1884-1890 he was an overseer of Harvard College.
"God be thanked," thought the overseer, "the storm has blown over!"
Bancroft was "the chief overseer" of the authorized version of the Bible.
The Flamen Dialis, each of the Vestals, the magister vicorum (overseer of the sections into which the city was divided) were also accompanied by lictors.
On the other hand, there is an epithet Asir or Ashir ("overseer") applied to several gods and particularly to the deity Asur, a fact which introduced a third element of confusion into the discussion of the name Assur.