Robert Knowlton Smith

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Robert Knowlton Smith
Member of Parliament
for Cumberland
In office
October 1925 – August 1935
Preceded by Hance James Logan
Succeeded by Kenneth Judson Cochrane
Personal details
Born Robert Knowlton Smith
(1887-12-28)28 December 1887
Amherst, Nova Scotia
Died 26 October 1973(1973-10-26) (aged 85)
Kitchener, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Ida Lauretta Moss
m. 7 June 1911[1]
Profession barrister

Robert Knowlton Smith (28 December 1887 – 26 October 1973) was a Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia and became a barrister.

Smith studied at St. Francis Xavier University and the Dalhousie Law School where in 1911 he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree.[1]

He was mayor of Amherst, Nova Scotia in 1923, and served on that municipality's council for five years. In August 1925, he was designated a Crown Prosecutor for Cumberland County, but resigned that October to seek federal office.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Cumberland riding in the 1925 general election then re-elected there in 1926 and 1930.

On 16 January 1929, he was appointed King's Counsel through the Nova Scotia government.[1]

He died on 26 October 1973 and was interred at Parkview Cemetery in Waterloo.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d Normandin, A.L. (1932). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
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  3. ^ "Obituaries", Kitchener Waterloo Record, Friday, 26 October 1973

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