Curtis P. Smith
|Curtis P. Smith|
|Mayor of Dallas, Texas|
|Preceded by||Bryan T. Barry|
|Succeeded by||Stephen J. Hay|
October 21, 1863|
|Died||February 20, 1919
|Resting place||Paris Kentucky Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Anna Elizabeth Renick|
|Children||William Renick Smith|
|Alma mater||DePauw University, University of Cincinnati|
|Occupation||Lawyer, civic leader|
Curtis Pendleton Smith (October 21, 1863 – February 20, 1919), attorney and civic leader, was mayor of Dallas in 1917–1919.
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 alderman, 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.
- Texas State Board of Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Standard Certificate of Death. Curtis P. Smith. No. 6382
- "Former Mayor of Dallas Dead; Was Prominent Lawyer." The Dallas Times Herald. September 20, 1919, p. 1
- "Curtis P. Smith Dies at Home in Dallas." The Dallas Morning News. September 21, 1919, p. 9.
- The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Vol. 18, New York: James T. White & Company, 1922, p. 15.