Frederick Cleveland Smith

Frederick Cleveland Smith ( born July 29, 1884 in Shanesville, Tuscarawas County, Ohio; † July 16, 1956 in Marion, Ohio ) was an American politician and physician. Between 1939 and 1951 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Frederick Smith attended the public schools of his home. He then studied in Kirksville Osteopathy. For several years he worked in this medical portion. He then studied in Frankfurt and medicine in Vienna. Since 1917, he practiced as a physician in Marion. In addition, he there founded the Frederick C. Smith Clinic. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1936 and 1939 he was mayor of Marion.

In the congressional elections of 1938, Smith was the eighth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Thomas B. Fletcher on January 3, 1939. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1951 six legislative periods. By 1941, there the last New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since 1941 the work of the Congress of the events of the Second World War and its aftermath was marked. In his last years as congressman Frederick Smith witnessed even the beginning of the Cold War. In 1950 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Smith practiced as a doctor again. He died on 16 July 1956 in Marion, where he was also buried.