SMITH, Addison Taylor, (1862 - 1956)


69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

SMITH, Addison Taylor, a Representative from Idaho; born near Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, September 5, 1862; attended the public schools of Cambridge, Ohio; was graduated from the Cambridge High School in 1882, from the Iron City Commercial College, Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1883, from the law department of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1895, and from the National Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1896; was admitted to the District of Columbia bar in 1899 and to the Idaho bar in 1905; secretary to Senator George Laird Shoup 1891-1901 and to Senator Weldon B. Heyburn 1903-1912; secretary to the Republican State central committee of Idaho 1904-1911; register of the United States land office at Boise, Idaho, in 1907 and 1908; member of the Republican National congressional committee 1917-1927; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Alcohol Liquor Traffic (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands (Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses), Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; associate member of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals of the Veterans’ Administration from 1934 until his retirement in 1942; director of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf (now Gallaudet College), Washington, D.C., from 1937 until his death; died in Washington, D.C., July 5, 1956; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery.