SMITH, Frank Ellis, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Sidon, Leflore County,
Miss., February 21, 1918; attended the public schools of Sidon and Greenwood,
Miss.; was graduated from Sunflower Junior College, Moorhead, Miss., in 1936
and from the University of Mississippi in 1941; entered the United States Army
as a private on February 9, 1942; graduate of Field Artillery officers
candidate school; served in Europe as a captain with the Two Hundred and
Forty-third Field Artillery Battalion, Third Army; was discharged to Reserves
as a major of Field Artillery on February 13, 1946; managing editor, Greenwood
Morning Star in 1946 and 1947; student at American University, Washington,
D.C., in 1946; legislative assistant to United States Senator John Stennis
1947-1949; member of State senate 1948-1950; elected as a Democrat to the
Eighty-second and to the five succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3,
1951, until his resignation November 14, 1962; unsuccessful for renomination in
1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; member, Board of Directors, Tennessee
Valley Authority, November 14, 1962, to May 18, 1972; associate director,
Illinois State board of higher education, 1973-1974; visiting professor,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1977-1979; special assistant to Governor
William Winter of Mississippi, 1980-1983; elected life fellow, Southern
Regional Council, 1984; died in Jackson, Miss., August 2, 1997.
Bibliography Smith, Frank E.
Congressman from Mississippi. New York: Pantheon Books, 1964;
Mitchell, Dennis J.
Mississippi Liberal: A Biography of Frank E. Smith. Jackson,
MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2001.