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WILLIAM ORLANDO SMITH


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1889-1890 Republican
1891-1892 Republican
1893-1894 Republican
1895-1896 Republican
1897-1898 Republican
 Counties   Jefferson

Biography

06/13/1859 - 05/12/1932

SMITH, William Orlando, a Representative from Jefferson County; born, June 13, 1859 in Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, Pa.; publisher, Reynolds Herald; employed, United States Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (6 years), established and editor,  Washington Craftsman; editor, Punxsutawney Tribune (1886-1917); owner and editor, Punxsutawney Spirit (1884-1886); editor, Bradford Daily Era (1891); elected as a Republican in a Special Election on November 5, 1889 to serve the remaining 1889 term; reelected to the House for 4 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1898); elected, United States Congress (1903-1907); died, May 12, 1932 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; interred, Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.



After 5 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, WILLIAM ORLANDO SMITH went on to serve in congress