John Walter Smith


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Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland, USA
Death 19 Apr 1925 (aged 80)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 19427944 View Source

US Congressman, US Senator, Maryland Governor. Born in Snow Hill, Maryland, he rose to prominence in lumber and banking business before he entered politics. Elected to the Maryland State Senate, he served in 1889, 1893 and 1897. He was then elected to represent Maryland's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving less then a year before he was nominated for Governor of Maryland. Elected to that office, he served as the 44th Governor of Maryland for a single term that ran from 1900 to 1904. In 1908 he was elected to represent Maryland in the United States Senate, filling the vacancy that was caused by the death of Senator William P. Whyte, and served in that office until 1921.

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  • Originally Created by: Stephen Moody
  • Added: 18 May 2007
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Walter Smith (5 Feb 1845–19 Apr 1925), Find a Grave Memorial ID 19427944, citing Makemie Memorial Cemetery, Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .