Charles Wallace Smith

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Charles Wallace Smith
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Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 6, 1915 – 1916
Preceded byGilbert A. Currie
Succeeded byWayne R. Rice
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Lapeer County district
In office
January 4, 1911 – 1916
Personal details
Born(1864-04-22)April 22, 1864
Oregon Township, Michigan
Died1939 (aged 74-75)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Nettie

Charles Wallace Smith (November 8, 1856 – August 26, 1934) was the Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1915 to 1916.

Early life[edit]

Smith was born on April 22, 1864 in Oregon Township, Michigan to parents Hiram and Ann Smith.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Before being elected to the legislature, Smith worked as treasurer-secretary for the Lapeer Gas-Electric Company. In the state legislature, Smith represented Lapeer County from 1911 to 1916. From 1915 to 1916, he also served as Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives. Smith was the alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from Michigan in 1912 and 1920. Smith was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1924 primary for the Michigan Senate from the 24th District.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Smith married Nettie M. Snyder.[3]

Death[edit]

Smith died in 1939. He was interred at Mount Hope Cemetery, in Lapeer, Michigan.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Legislator Details - Charles Wallace Smith". Library of Michigan. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Smith, C to D". Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Charles W Smith Memorial". Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 24, 2019.