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Frank O. Smith

congressman

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Religion

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.

Politics

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.

Views

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

Membership

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

Connections

Married M. Lillie Griffith, March 25, 1885.

father:
Doctor John S. Smith

mother:
Ruth Ellen (Owens) Smith

spouse:
M. Lillie Griffith