Member Biography

Frank A. Smith 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1919-1920       15 Republican
1921-1922       15 Republican
1923-1924       15 Republican

COUNTIES: Dauphin  


1873 - 08/26/1930

Frank A. Smith (R15) Dauphin County 1919-1924

Early Life:

 Frank A. Smith, born 1873, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; when five years old, removed to Sandusky, Ohio; public school education; Upper Canada College, Toronto, Ontario; at the age of twenty-one took out naturalization papers; located, Harrisburg, 1895; established, Frank A. Smith Company; member, Republican State Committee, chairman, Dauphin County Republican Committee, 1912; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1919-1924; died, August 26, 1930 (age57), heart disease, summer home, Taylor Island, Dorchester County, Maryland, interment, Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. 

Early Career:

Established, Frank A. Smith Company, with offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Wilkes Barre. 

Member, Association of Manufacturers' Representatives; director, Union Trust Company, Harrisburg; member, Poor Richard Club of Philadelphia. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 15th district, Dauphin County, February 25, 1919-1920, to fill the unexpired of Honorable Edward E. Beidleman, resigned, who became Lieutenant Governor; reelected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 15th district, Dauphin County, 1921-1924; committee assignments, Appropriations, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Congressional Apportionment, Corporations, Elections, Finance, Forestry, Judiciary Special, Municipal Affairs, Public Grounds and Buildings, Public and Sanitation (Chairman), Public Printing, Railroads. 


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1923-1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 983, 989, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 965.

Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) Wednesday, August 27, 1930, page 5. 

Frank A. Smith (1873-1930) - Find a Grave Memorial