Harvey C. Smith

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Harvey C. Smith
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34th Ohio Secretary of State
In office
January 13, 1919 – January 8, 1923
Preceded by William D. Fulton
Succeeded by Thad H. Brown
Personal details
Born (1874-07-07)July 7, 1874
Coshocton County, Ohio
Died May 26, 1929(1929-05-26) (aged 54)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Cora E. Littick
Children one

Harvey C. Smith (July 7, 1874 – May 26, 1929)[1] was a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Ohio who served as Ohio Secretary of State 1919-1923.


Harvey C. Smith was born in Coshocton County, Ohio and moved to Muskingum County, Ohio in childhood.[2] He was a schoolteacher and newspaper publisher before being elected to three terms as Muskingum County Probate Judge, where he earned a statewide reputation.[2] He was elected Ohio Secretary of State in 1918, and re-elected in 1920.[3]

Harvey C. Smith married Cora E. Littick and had one son, Clyde.[2] He died in 1929 in Columbus, Ohio, and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio.[4]


Political offices
Preceded by
William D. Fulton
Secretary of State of Ohio
Succeeded by
Thad H. Brown