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Samuel William Smith

congressman

Samuel William Smith, American congressman. member Michigan Senate, 1884; member 55th to 63d Congresses (1897-1915).

Background

Smith, Samuel William was born on August 23, 1852 in Tp. of Independence, Oakland County, Michigan, United States. Son of Nicholas B. and Mary (Phillips) Smith.

Education

Educated at Clarkston and Detroit, Michigan. Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1878.

Career

Began practice of law at Pontiac, Michigan, 1879. Prospective attorney, Oakland County, 1880-1884. Elected member Michigan Senate, 1884.

Member 55th to 63d Congresses (1897-1915). 6th Michigan District. Resumed practice.

Membership

Member Michigan Senate, 1884. Member 55th to 63d Congresses (1897-1915).

Connections

Married Alida De Land, December 1880.

father:
Nicholas B. Smith

mother:
Mary (Phillips) Smith

spouse:
Alida De Land