|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 3rd district|
March 4, 1919 – March 4, 1927
|Preceded by||Walter Kehoe|
|Succeeded by||Tom Yon|
John Harris Smithwick
July 17, 1872
Orange, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||December 2, 1948 (aged 76)|
|Resting place||Westview Cemetery|
|Education||Reinhardt Normal College|
Smithwick was born near Orange, Georgia and attended the public schools. He graduated from Reinhardt Normal College in Waleska, Georgia in 1895 and from Cumberland University's law school in Lebanon, Tennessee in 1897.
Smithwick was elected as a Democrat to the 66th, 67th, 68th, and 69th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1919, to March 3, 1927. He was among those injured in the January 1922 Knickerbocker Theatre roof collapse. Smithwick was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926, losing the primary election to Tallahassee businessman Tom Yon.
Later career and retirement
Death and burial
He died on December 2, 1948. He was interred in Westview Cemetery.
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- "Partial List of the Dead and Injured In Collapse of Washington Theatre" (PDF). The New York Times. January 29, 1922. p. 1. Retrieved 2022-08-10.
- United States Congress. "John H. Smithwick (id: S000643)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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