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Addison Taylor Smith papers

Identifier: MS 0022


Correspondence, subject files, scrapbooks, clippings and memorabilia concerning Smith's political life. Includes material relating to the Perrine Memorial Bridge (Twin Falls, Idaho), W.B. Heyburn, and George L. Shoup.


  • 1884 - 1955

Biographical Note

Addison T. Smith was a Republican Congressman for the State of Idaho from 1913 to 1933. He was born September 5, 1862 near Cambridge in Geurnsey County, Ohio. He graduated from the law department of George Washington University in 1895 and from the National Law School, Washington D.C. in 1896.

He went on to be secretary to Senator George Shoup from 1891 to 1901, and to Senator Weldon Heyburn from 1903 to 1912. He was first elected to Congress in March 1913. From 1937 to his death, Smith was director of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf (now Gallaudet University), Washington D.C. He died July 5, 1956.


4.5 Cubic Feet (4 document boxes, 1 record box, 1 clam shell box, 1 flat oversize box.)

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Box 1: Correspondence; Speeches, Remarks and Addresses Box 2: Clippings Box 3: Subject files Box 4: Subject files; Miscellaneous Box 5: Scrapbooks Box 6: Certificates, photograph Box 7: Memorabilla; Scrapbook

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Repository Details

Part of the Idaho State Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

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