Attorney; writer. Born– May 17, 1870, Tuscaloosa. Parents– William Russell Smith (President of the University of Alabama) and Wilhelmina Maria (Easby) Smith. Married– Lillian L. Strong, June 5, 1894. Education– Georgetown College (Washington) A.B.; A.M., 1892; LL.B.; LL.M., 1894.  Served in the JAG department, U.S.Army, in World War I; reached the rank of colonel. Served as associate editor Georgetown College Journal; editor, 1891. Admitted to the bar, 1894. Employed as law examiner for the Department of Justice, 1893-1896; special assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1896; pardon attorney, Department of Justice, 1899-1904; assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, 1904-1906.  Practiced law in Washington. Quizmaster (instructor) at Georgetown College Law School; taught constitutional history at Georgetown, 1905.  Published many articles, poems, and stories. Died September 26, 1948.  Buried in Arlington Cemetery.


Marquis who’s who online


The Department of Justice, Its History and Functions. Washington, D.C.; W. H. Lowdermilk, 1904.

History of Georgetown University, D.C., 1789-1907. New York; Lewis, 1907.

The New Napolean: A Satire.  Washington: Stormont & Jackson, 1896.


The Songs of Alcaeus. Washington, D.C.; W. H. Lowdermilk, 1901.

The Songs of Sappho. Washington, D.C.; Stormant & Jackson, 1891-1901.