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Henry Cassorte SMITH

(1856-1911)

SMITH, Henry Cassorte, a Representative from Michigan; born in Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y., June 2, 1856; moved with his father to a farm near Palmyra, Lenawee County, Mich., in 1857; attended the common schools; was graduated from Adrian College, Michigan, in 1878; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar September 25, 1880, and commenced practice in Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich.; city attorney of Adrian; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1903); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed the practice of law in Adrian, Mich., and died there on December 7, 1911; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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