SMYSER, Martin Luther, (1851 - 1908)


SMYSER, Martin Luther, a Representative from Ohio; born on a farm in Plaine Township, Wayne County, Ohio, April 3, 1851; attended the common schools and was graduated from Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio, in 1870; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1872 and practiced in Wooster; elected prosecuting attorney of Wayne County in 1872 and served one term; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1884 and 1888; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Wooster; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; continued the practice of law in Wooster, Ohio, until his death in that city May 6, 1908; interment in Wooster Cemetery.