Frank O. Smith Edit Profile
Born in Smithville, Maryland, Smith attended the private and public schools of Calvert County, Maryland, and also the North Mount Institute of West Virginia, and Bethel Military Academy of Virginia.
Smith also served in the United States Revenue Service at Baltimore, Maryland during the first Cleveland administration. Smith organized the Calumet Canning Company in 1889 and engaged in a general merchandise business in 1890. He later engaged in manufacturing flour and feed from 1898 to 1910.
He was appointed State tobacco inspector by Governor Edwin Warfield in 1904 and was re-appointed in 1906, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Maryland State Senate in 1911. He served as chief engrossing clerk of the State senate in 1911. In 1912, Smith was elected from the fifth district of Maryland as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress, and served from March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1915.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1914, and instead engaged in fruit growing in Dunkirk, Maryland until his death in 1924. He is interred in Mount Zion Cemetery of Lothian, Maryland.
Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.
Member 63d Congress (1913-1915), 5th Maryland. District; Mason.
Married M. Lillie Griffith, March 25, 1885.