Member Biography

Winfield Scott Smith 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1891-1892       14 Republican
1893-1894       14 Republican

COUNTIES: Lancaster  


11/22/1847 - 09/16/1920

Winfield Scott Smith (R14) Lancaster (Part) County 1891-1894

Early Life:

Winfield Scott Smith, born, November 22, 1847, Bainbridge, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; son of Henry and Elizabeth Dyer Smith; common school education; married, Melissa A. Myers Smith, children Ira Scott Smith, May Smith; engaged, mercantile business; ticket and freight agent, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1866; member, Lancaster County Republican Committee; organizer and director, Elizabethtown National bank; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1887-1890; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1891-1894; died, September 16, 1920, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interment, Bainbridge Cemetery, Bainbridge, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1887-1890; not a candidate for reelection, 1890. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, Lancaster (Part) County, 1891-1894; committee assignments, Accounts, Appropriations, Constitutional Reform, Federal Relations, Vice and Immorality, Chairman, New Counties and County Seats.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1893) Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 809, 815-817, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 777.

Winfield Scott Smith (1847-1920) - Find a Grave Memorial