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army officer.

Hugh Carnes Smith, American army officer. Awarded Legion of Merit, September 1945. Served as major, Judge Advisory General’s Department, United States Army, 1918; Member American, Missouri, Federal and District of Columbia Bar associations, American Judicature Society, American Society International Law, Sigma Chi. An organizer Inter-American Bar Association; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Background

Smith, Hugh Carnes was born on April 17, 1873 in Trenton, Missouri, United States. Son of George Washington and Rose Margaret (Carnes) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1894. Master of Laws, American U., Washington, District of Columbia, 1924.

Career

Admitted to Missouri bar, 1894, Supreme Court of the United States, 1919, district court of District of Columbia, 1937, United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia, 1939. In general practice of law, Trenton, Missouri, 1894-1905. Prosecuting attorney, Grundy County, Missouri, 1899-1903.

General practice of law, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1905-1910. 1st assistant United State Attorneys Western District Missouri, 1910-1913. In general practice of law, Kansas City, Missoury, 1913-1918, also lecturer on medical jurisprudence, Kansas City Dental College.

In military service, 1918-1937. General practice of law, Washington, District of Columbia, also assistant general counsel in the United States for Puerto Rico, 1937-1940. Military service since 1940.

Director Richards & Conover Hardware Company, Kansas City, Missoury, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Membership

Served as major, Judge Advisory General’s Department, United States Army, 1918. Member American, Missouri, Federal and District of Columbia Bar associations, American Judicature Society, American Society International Law, Sigma Chi. An organizer Inter-American Bar Association.

Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Leona Conover, September 26, 1899. Children: Conover Carnes (officer United States Army), Hule Austin (officer United States Army).

father:
George Washington Smith

mother:
Rose Margaret (Carnes) Smith

spouse:
Leona Conover

children:
Conover Carnes Smith (officer United States Army)

Hule Austin Smith (officer United States Army)