George Ross Smith

George Ross Smith

George Ross Smith (May 28, 1864 – November 7, 1952) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota

Early life and educationEdit

He was born in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota; attended the public schools and Sauk Centre (Minnesota) Academy; was graduated from the law school of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1893.

Legal careerEdit

He was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Minneapolis; member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1903; judge of the probate court of Hennepin County, Minnesota, 1907 – 1913.

Political careerEdit

He 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.


He died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 7, 1952; interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "George Ross Smith (id: S000540)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank Nye
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 5th congressional district

1913 – 1917
Succeeded by
Ernest Lundeen