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  Smith, Martin F.
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameMartin F. Smith
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Hoquiam, Washington , United States
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Born May 28, 1891
DiedOctober 25, 1954 (63 years)
ContributorRalphie
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Jul 22, 2019 01:40pm
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InfoSMITH, Martin Fernard, a Representative from Washington; born in Chicago, Ill., May 28, 1891; attended the public schools, Lewis Institute, Chicago, Ill., and Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; moved to Hoquiam, Wash., in 1911 and completed law studies commenced in Chicago; was admitted to the bar in 1912 and commenced practice in Hoquiam, Wash.; served as municipal judge of Hoquiam 1914-1917; during the First World War served as a private in the Coast Artillery Corps from October 9, 1918, to December 15, 1918; member of the city council 1926-1928; mayor of Hoquiam 1928-1930; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1943); chairman, Committee on Pensions (Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936; appointed a member of the Board of Immigration Appeals, Justice Department, on April 1, 1943, and served until his resignation on April 29, 1944; unsuccessful candidate in 1944 for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; appointed special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States on September 26, 1944, and served until his death in Bethesda, Md., October 25, 1954; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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  07/11/1944 WA US Senate - Blanket Primary Lost 7.53% (-27.33%)
  11/03/1942 WA District 3 Lost 42.90% (-14.20%)
  11/05/1940 WA District 3 Won 55.30% (+10.81%)
  11/08/1938 WA District 3 Won 60.33% (+20.66%)
  11/03/1936 WA District 3 Won 71.98% (+44.42%)
  11/06/1934 WA District 3 Won 69.21% (+38.42%)
  11/08/1932 WA District 3 Won 46.90% (+12.50%)
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