SMITH, Clyde Harold, (1876 - 1940)


SMITH, Clyde Harold, (husband of Margaret Chase Smith), a Representative from Maine; born on a farm near Harmony, Somerset County, Maine, June 9, 1876; moved with his parents to Hartland, Maine, in 1891; attended the rural schools and Hartland (Maine) Academy; taught school; served in the State house of representatives 1899-1903 and 1919-1923; engaged in the retail clothing and hardware business in 1901; superintendent of schools of Hartland 1903-1906; member of the board of selectmen of Hartland 1904-1907; moved to Skowhegan, Maine, having been elected sheriff of Somerset County and served from 1905 to 1909; engaged in the retail sales of automobiles, the hardware and plumbing business, and the newspaper publishing business in Skowhegan; later engaged in banking and the real estate business; member of the board of selectmen of Skowhegan 1914-1932; served in the State senate 1923-1929; chairman of the State highway commission 1928-1932; member of the Governor’s council 1933-1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses and served from January 3, 1937, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 8, 1940; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland, Maine.