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William Orlando Smith

congressman , editor.

William Orlando Smith, American congressman, editor. member Pennsylvania General Assembly, 1889-1897; member Congress, 27th Pennsylvania district, 1903-1907.

Background

Smith, William Orlando was born on June 13, 1859 in Reynoldsville, Jefferson Company, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Sprague and Susan Smith.

Education

Public school education.

Career

Worked at Government printing office, Washington, 6 years. Was one of company of union printers to establish Washington Craftsman (organ International Typographical Union). Was its first associate editor.

Returned to native county, 1884, and successively edited the Punxsutawney Tribune and Punxsutawney Spirit. Member Pennsylvania General Assembly, 1889-1897. During summer and fall of 1892 edited Bradford, Pennsylvania, Daily Era.

Purchased half interest, 1893, and now editor Punxsutawney Spirit. Member Congress, 27th Pennsylvania district, 1903-1907.

Membership

Member Pennsylvania General Assembly, 1889-1897. Member Congress, 27th Pennsylvania district, 1903-1907.

Connections

Married February, 1880, Phebe Griggs, Martinsville, Indiana.

father:
John Sprague

mother:
Susan Smith

spouse:
February