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Thomas Francis Smith

Thomas Francis Smith (July 24, 1865 – April 11, 1923) was a lawyer and politician from New York.

Thomas Francis Smith
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byPeter J. Dooling
Succeeded byWilliam Bourke Cockran
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
April 12, 1917 – March 3, 1919
Preceded byMichael F. Conry
Succeeded byPeter J. Dooling
Personal details
Born(1865-07-24)July 24, 1865
New York City
DiedApril 11, 1923(1923-04-11) (aged 57)
New York City
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materManhattan College
New York Law School


Smith was born in New York City on July 24, 1865. He attended St. Francis Xavier College, Manhattan College, and the New York Law School from 1899 to 1901. He subsequently became a reporter on the staff of the New York World and the New York Tribune, and then a clerk of the city court in 1898–1917. Smith was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in New York City.

Smith began his political career as a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1915 and to the Democratic National Convention in 1916. He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Michael F. Conry, and was reelected to the Sixty-sixth, to serve from April 12, 1917, to March 3, 1921. Smith was not a candidate for renomination in 1920, but instead became the public administrator of New York from April 1, 1921, until his death in a taxicab accident in New York City on April 11, 1923. Smith was interred in Calvary Cemetery, in Long Island City, New York.


  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

  • United States Congress. "SMITH, Thomas Francis (id: S000619)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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