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Frank E. Smith

Born: Feb 21, 1918

Death: Aug 2, 1997

Birthplace: Sidon

Nationality: United States

Frank E. Smith

Date of Birth : Feb 21, 1918
Date of Death : Aug 2, 1997
Birth Place : Sidon

Frank Ellis Smith was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi. Born in Sidon, Mississippi, Smith attended the public schools of Sidon and Greenwood, Mississippi. He graduated from Sunflower Junior College, Moorhead, Mississippi, in 1936, and from the University of Mississippi in 1941. He entered the United States Army as a private on February 9, 1942. He was a graduate of Field Artillery Officers Candidate School and served in Europe as a captain with the Two Hundred and Forty-third Field Artillery Battalion, Third Army. He was discharged to the Reserves as a major of Field Artillery on February 13, 1946. He was managing editor of the Greenwood Morning Call in 1946 and 1947, and a student at American University, Washington, D.C., in 1946. He was a legislative assistant to United States Senator John Stennis from 1947 to 1949, and served as a member of the state senate from 1948 to 1950. Smith was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second and to the five succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1951, until his resignation November 14, 1962. He was unsuccessful for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress.

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