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Smith, George Ross



Map of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

House 1903-04 (District 38)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 5/28/1864 Date of Death: 11/7/1952
Birth Place: Saint Cloud, Minnesota Birth County: Stearns Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Minneapolis

Occupation (when first elected):  Lawyer

EDUCATION

St. Cloud District Schools; Elementary School;
Lake View Academy, Sauk Centre, Minnesota; Secondary; Graduate, 1886
University of Minnesota, Law Department; Law Degree; Class President, 1893; Admitted to the Bar, 1893

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

JudgeHennepin County Probate Court, Minnesota ??/??/1907 to ??/??/1913
U.S. Representative5th Congressional District, MinnesotaElected03/04/1913 to 03/03/1917

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Mrs. F.J. Horan (married in January 9, 1895)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1916.

"In politics he is a Republican..." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 471)

He was a member of the Delta Chi law fraternity.

Legislative Session: 33rd (1903-1904)   Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/1902 Term of Office: 1/6/1903 to 1/2/1905
District: 38 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Republican
Committees:
Banks and Banking (Chair)
Corporations Other Than Municipal
General Legislation
Judiciary
Judiciary Subcommittee: Railroads
Judiciary Subcommittee: Taxes (Chair)
Municipal Legislation
Temperance Legislation

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