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Sylvester Clark Smith

Sylvester Clark Smith, American congressman. Member California Senate, 1895-1903; member 59th to 62d Congresses (1905-1913). 8th California District.


  • Smith, Sylvester Clark was born on August 26, 1858 in Henry County Iowa. Son of Edward and Celia W. (Shockley) Smith.

  • Education

    • Educated Howe’s Academy, Mount Pleasant, Iowa.


    • Admitted to bar, 1885, and in practice at Bakersfield, California, since 1885. President Echo Public Company. Proprietor Bakersfield Morning Echo, also editor, August 6, since 1886.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member California Senate, 1895-1903. Member 59th to 62d Congresses (1905-1913). 8th California District.


    • Married Maria J. Hart, May 7, 1882.
    • father: Edward Smith
    • mother: Celia W. (Shockley) Smith
    • spouse: Maria J. Hart
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    Born August 26, 1858
    Died January 26, 1913
    (aged 54)