Charles Bennett Smith
He was a reporter for the Buffalo Courier from 1890 to 1893, and he became managing editor of the Buffalo Times in 1894. He later served as editor of the Buffalo Evening Enquirer and the Buffalo Morning Courier.
Smith was appointed a member of the Buffalo Board of School Examiners and served two years as its chairman.
He served as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce (Sixty-fourth Congress), Committee on Patents (Sixty-fifth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress.
He was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Tonawanda, New York.
Smith was married to Frances G. Stanton (1871-1931), who worked with him as a newspaper reporter and editor, and served as New York's Civil Service Commissioner from 1929 until her death.
- "By One Vote: Smith, on Three Tickets, Wins Out for Congress". The Scranton Republican. November 11, 1910. p. 1.
- United States Congress. "Charles Bennett Smith (id: S000520)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Charles Bennett Smith at Find a Grave
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