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Frank O. Smith

Frank O. Smith, American congressman. member 63d Congress (1913-1915), 5th Maryland. District; Mason.


  • Smith, Frank O. was born on August 27, 1859 in Smithville. Maryland. Son of Doctor John S. and Ruth Ellen (Owens) Smith.

  • Education

    • Educated North Mount Institute, West Virginia, and Bethel Military Academy, Virginia.


    • In United States Internal Revenue Service, first Cleveland administration resigning, 1889. Organized Calumet Canning Company, 1889, Frank O. Smith & Company, general merchandise, 1890. Engaged in manufacturer flour, feed, etc., 1898-1910.

      Afterward fruit grower. Appointed state tobacco inspector by Governor Edwin Warfield, 1904, reapptd., 1906. Candidate for State Senate, 1911.

      Member 63d Congress (1913-1915), 5th Maryland.


    All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The erroneous notion that one gender must strive against another cannot be accepted.


    Member 63d Congress (1913-1915), 5th Maryland. District; Mason.


    • Married M. Lillie Griffith, March 25, 1885.
    • father: Doctor John S. Smith
    • mother: Ruth Ellen (Owens) Smith
    • spouse: M. Lillie Griffith
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    Born August 27, 1859
    Died January 29, 1924
    (aged 64)