SMITH, Thomas Francis, (1865 - 1923)


SMITH, Thomas Francis, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, July 24, 1865; attended the common schools, St. Francis Xavier College, Manhattan College, and the New York Law School from 1899 to 1901; reporter on the New York World and the New York Tribune; clerk of the city court 1898-1917; was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in New York City; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1915 and to the Democratic National Convention in 1916; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Michael F. Conry; reelected to the Sixty-sixth Congress and served from April 12, 1917, to March 3, 1921; was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; public administrator of New York from April 1, 1921, until his death in a taxicab accident in New York City April 11, 1923; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Long Island City, N.Y.