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Sylvester Clark Smith

congressman

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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

Connections

Married Maria J. Hart, May 7, 1882.

father:
Edward Smith

mother:
Celia W. (Shockley) Smith

spouse:
Maria J. Hart