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John Harris SMITHWICK

(1872-1948)

SMITHWICK, John Harris, a Representative from Florida; born near Orange, Cherokee County, Ga., July 17, 1872; attended the public schools; was graduated from Reinhardt Normal College, Waleska, Ga., in 1895 and from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1897; was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced the practice of his profession in Moultrie, Ga.; moved to Pensacola, Fla., in 1906 and continued the practice of his profession; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1927); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; engaged in the real estate business in Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., and in Washington, D.C.; retired in 1932 and resided in Moultrie, Ga., until his death on December 2, 1948; interment in Westview Cemetery.

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

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