John Humphrey Small

John Humphrey Small ( born August 29, 1858 in Washington, North Carolina, † July 13, 1946 ) was an American politician. Between 1899 and 1921 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Small first attended private schools and then studied at Trinity College, now Duke University, in Durham. Between 1876 and 1880 he worked as a teacher. After a subsequent law degree in 1881 and its recent approval as a lawyer in Washington, he began to work in this profession. In the same year he was Clerk to the Senate of North Carolina. In addition, the Beaufort County Board of Education was small. Between 1882 and 1885 he served as a prosecutor at the District Court of this circle. From 1883 to 1886 Small also published the newspaper " Washington Gazette". Between 1888 and 1896 he was a member of the County Council of Beaufort County. In his hometown of Washington, he was from 1887 to 1890 the city council; in the years 1889 and 1890, he served there as mayor.

Small was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1889 and 1920 he took part in all regional democratic party conferences in North Carolina as a delegate. In the congressional elections of 1898, he became the first constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Harry Skinner on March 4, 1899. After ten re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1921 eleven legislative periods. In this time of the First World War fell. Between 1913 and 1920, the 16th, the 17th, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. Between 1917 and 1919 John Small was Chairman of the Committee, which dealt with the rivers and harbors of the country ( Committee on Rivers and Harbors ).

In 1920, Small opted not to run again. Until 1931 he remained in the federal capital, Washington, where he practiced as a lawyer. He then returned to the same town in North Carolina, where he died on 13 July 1946.