Benjamin A. Smith, II

Benjamin A. Smith, II

Birth
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Sep 1991 (aged 75)
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 9307774 · View Source
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U.S. Senator. He graduated from Governor Dummer Academy, from Harvard University in 1939 and served in World War II as a Commander in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater (1941-45). After the war, he was president of Merchants Box Factory, Cape Ann Fisheries, Incorporated, United Fisheries Company, Gloucester By-Products and Gloucester Community Pier Association. He was also Mayor of Gloucester, Massachusetts (1954-55). In 1960, he was appointed as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John F. Kennedy being elected U.S. President and served until 1962. Not a candidate for reelection, President Kennedy named Smith as the chairman of the U.S. delegation to the North Pacific Fisheries Conference, involving the United States, the Soviet Union, Canada and Japan in 1963.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 12 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9307774
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin A. Smith, II (26 Mar 1916–6 Sep 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9307774, citing Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .