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George Ross SMITH

(1864-1952)

SMITH, George Ross, a Representative from Minnesota; born in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn., May 28, 1864; attended the public schools and Sauk Centre (Minn.) Academy; was graduated from the law school of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1893; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Minneapolis; member of the State house of representatives in 1903; judge of the probate court of Hennepin County, Minn., 1907-1913; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law and taught law classes at Minneapolis-Minnesota Law School; died in Minneapolis, Minn., November 7, 1952; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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