Smith, John Walter

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Smith was the adoptive son of Ephraim King Wilson. He was a member of the Maryland state Senate from 1890 to 1898, US Congress Representative from Maryland, 1899-1900, governor of Maryland, 1900-04, and US Senator from Maryland, 1908-21. His adoptive father was also a politician, including Senator from Maryland in the US Congress and a circuit court judge, and member of a Maryland political dynasty which stretches back to the late 18th century.


Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Smith." Available at:


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Government, Politics, Civil Service, Public Administration
Wealthy, Famous, Noble or Divine Adoptive or Foster Families
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