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Edward Parson Smith

Edward Parson Smith, American mayor. member firm Smith, Schall & Howell.


  • Smith, Edward Parson was born on September 30, 1860 in Winfield, Henry County, Iowa, United States. Son of Edward and Celia (Shockley) Smith.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education Howe’s Academy, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Bachelor of Laws, State University of Iowa, 1885.


    • Began practice at Seward, Nebraska, 1885. Removed to Omaha, 1890. Partner, 1897-1917, of Honorary Constantine J. Smyth, former justice Court of Appeals, Washington.

      Attorney for Omaha Grain Exchange 15 years, specializing in commerce cases before Interstate Commerce Commission, and established rates that made Omaha a grain market. Member firm Smith, Schall & Howell. President Prudential Savings & Loan Association.

      President Omaha Cooperage Company Assistant attorney general of Nebraska, 1896-1898. Mayor of Omaha, 1918-1921.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Conglist


    Member firm Smith, Schall & Howell.


    • Married Margaret E. Wertman, November 1884.
    • father: Edward Smith
    • mother: Celia (Shockley) Smith
    • spouse: Margaret E. Wertman
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    Born September 30, 1860
    Died March 21, 1930
    (aged 69)