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David Highbaugh Smith (December 19, 1854 – December 17, 1928) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

David Highbaugh Smith
A man with dark hair and a mustache wearing a dark coat and white shirt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1907
Preceded byJohn W. Lewis
Succeeded byBen Johnson
Member of the Maine Senate
In office
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1854-12-19)December 19, 1854
Hart County, Kentucky
DiedDecember 17, 1928(1928-12-17) (aged 73)
Hodgenville, Kentucky
Resting placeRed Hill Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Born near Hammonville, Hart County, Kentucky, Smith attended the public schools and the colleges at Horse Cave, Leitchfield, and Hartford, Kentucky. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Superintendent of common schools for LaRue County in 1878. County attorney for LaRue County 1878-1881. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1881-1883. He served in the State senate 1885-1893, and as president pro tempore 1891-1893.

Smith was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1907). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1906. He was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1905 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Charles Swayne, judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He resumed the practice of law. He served as president of the Farmers' National Bank of Hodgenville, Kentucky. He died in Hodgenville, Kentucky, December 17, 1928. He was interred in Red Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "David Highbaugh Smith (id: S000525)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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