Madison Roswell Smith

Madison Roswell Smith ( born July 9, 1850 in Glen Allen, Bollinger County, Missouri, † June 18, 1919 in Farmington, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1907 and 1909 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Madison Smith attended the public schools of his home and the Central College in Fayette. After a subsequent law degree in 1874 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession in 1877 in Marble Hill. In the meantime, he also worked as a teacher. Between 1878 and 1882 Smith acted as prosecutor in Bollinger County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1884 to 1888 he was a member of the Senate from Missouri. For four years, Smith worked for the Court of Appeals in St. Louis, where he served as publisher for the publication of court decisions. In 1896 and 1912 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant.

In the congressional elections of 1906, Smith was in the 13th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Marion E. Rhodes on March 4, 1907. As he said Republicans Politte Elvins defeated in 1908, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1909. Between 1902 and 1912 he worked for the company Federal Trust Co. in St. Louis, on whose foundation he was involved. From 1912 to 1914 Smith Ambassador of the United States was in Haiti; his successor there was Arthur Bailly- Blanchard. In the following years he practiced as a lawyer again. Madison Smith died on June 18, 1919 in Farmington.