Frank Owens SMITH, Congress, MD (1859-1924)


SMITH, Frank Owens, a Representative from Maryland; born in Smithville, Calvert County, Md., August 27, 1859; attended the private and public schools of the county, North Mount Institute, West Virginia, and Bethel Military Academy, Virginia; served in the United States Revenue Service at Baltimore, Md., during the first Cleveland administration; organized the Calumet Canning Co. in 1889 and engaged in a general merchandise business in 1890; engaged in manufacturing flour and feed 1898-1910; appointed State tobacco inspector by Governor Warfield in 1904 and reappointed in 1906; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State senate in 1911; chief engrossing clerk of the State senate in 1911; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1914; engaged in fruit growing in Dunkirk, Calvert County, Md., until his death on January 29, 1924; interment in Mount Zion Cemetery, Lothian, Anne Arundel County, Md.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present