Smith, Marcus Aurelius ("Mark")

Tombstone prosecutor, one of Arizona’s first two US Senators

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(1851–1924) Born in Kentucky, moved to San Francisco, practiced law 1879-1881, then to Tombstone, Arizona. Continued practicing law, becoming Tombstone's prosecuting attorney 1882. Territorial Delegate in US House of Representatives 1887-95, 1897-99, 1901-03, 1905-09. When Arizona was admitted into the Union 1912, Smith was elected alongside Henry F. Ashurst as its first Senator, served March 1912 until March 1921, defeated by Republican Ralph H. Cameron. Chaired Committee on Conservation of National Resources in 63rd Congress, Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation 63rd–64th Congress, Committee on Printing 65th Congress, and Committee on the Geological Survey 66th Congress. Member of the International Joint Commission (created to prevent disputes regarding use of boundary waters between US & Canada), appointed by President Wilson, until his death. TLS “M. A. Smith” on 10 ˝ x 8 Senate leterhead, Washington, March 13 1913 (written during March 4-17, 1913 Special Session of the Senate in the 63rd Congress), to George M. Kent, Lancaster, New Hampshire, a friend. Apologizes for delay in responding to Kent’s letter, would be glad “…to join in a pleasant excursion after the wary trout” if he ever gets near Lancaster.

Condition: Good, folds slightly worn, light toning and pinpoint hole at one fold, pinpoint hole at another, slight soiling
Type:Letter






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