Curtis P. Smith

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Curtis P. Smith
Mayor of Dallas, Texas
In office
Preceded by Bryan T. Barry
Succeeded by Stephen J. Hay
Personal details
Born (1863-10-21)October 21, 1863
Vicennes, Indiana
Died February 20, 1919(1919-02-20) (aged 55)
Dallas, Texas
Resting place Paris Kentucky Cemetery
Nationality  USA
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Anna Elizabeth Renick
Children William Renick Smith
Alma mater DePauw University, University of Cincinnati
Occupation Lawyer, civic leader
Religion Presbyterian

Curtis Pendleton Smith (October 21, 1863 – February 20, 1919), attorney and civic leader, was mayor of Dallas in 1917–19.


Curtis Pendleton Smith was born October 21, 1863 in Vicennes, Indiana to Dr. Hubbard Madison smith and Nannie Willis Pendleton. He married Anna Elizabeth Renick, daughter of William H and Martha Renick on October 9, 1891 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. They had one son: William Renick Smith

C. P. Smith came to Dallas in 1887 where he practice law. His civic involvement included service on the school board, as assistant city attorney, as a member of the board of aldermen, and as judge of the city court. He resigned the judgeship to run for mayor in 1906. During his term as office modern street paving began.

He wrote Texas notarial manual and form book: A handy manual for notaries public, conveyancers, banks, business men and attorneys in the state of Texas and other books. He was a Mason, Odd Fellow and a member of Delta Tau Delta.

He died February 20, 1919 in Dallas, Texas and was interred at the Paris Cemetery, Paris, Kentucky.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Texas State Board of Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Standard Certificate of Death. Curtis P. Smith. No. 6382
  2. ^ "Former Mayor of Dallas Dead; Was Prominent Lawyer." The Dallas Times Herald. September 20, 1919, p. 1
  3. ^ "Curtis P. Smith Dies at Home in Dallas." The Dallas Morning News. September 21, 1919, p. 9.
  4. ^ The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Vol. 18, New York: James T. White & Company, 1922, p. 15.