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Lawyer

William Owen Smith, American lawyer. member Legislature of Hawaii intermittently for 19 years; member of law firm Smith, Warren, Stanley & Vitousek; Odd Fellow.

Background

Smith, William Owen was born on August 4, 1848 in Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, United States. Son of James William and Melicent (Knapp) Smith.

Education

Preparatory education, Punahou Academy, Oahu. Student Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1869-1870. Studied law in office of A. S. Hartwell, Honolulu.

Career

Active in securing annexation of Hawaiian Islands to the United States, 1898. Member Legislature of Hawaii intermittently for 19 years. Attorney general 1893-1898.

Member of law firm Smith, Warren, Stanley & Vitousek. Chairman of the board of trustees Bishop Trust Limited company. President Hawaiian Securities Сompany.

Vice president Alexander & Baldwin, Ltd. Director Inter Island Steam Navigation Company, Maui Agricultural Company Trustee Kamehameha Schools, B.P. Bishop Museum, Children’s Hospital, Lunalilo Home.

Membership

Member Legislature of Hawaii intermittently for 19 years. Member of law firm Smith, Warren, Stanley & Vitousek. Odd Fellow.

Connections

Married Mary A. Hobron, March 23, 1876.

father:
James William Smith

mother:
Melicent (Knapp) Smith

spouse:
Mary A. Hobron