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William A. Smith


"William A. Smith was born in Andalusia, Illinois, on November 19, 1870. He graduated from Western College in Toledo, Iowa, in 1886 and two years later earned his law degree from the University of Iowa. From 1898 to 1918 he practiced law in New Hampton and Nashua, Iowa, moving his practice to Dubuque in 1918. He served as president of the Iowa Bar Association in 1941, and was elected to the Supreme Court of Iowa the following year. Smith died on June 10, 1958, at the age of 87." [Biographical Note, Papers of William A. Smith, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa] [The University of Iowa collection of Smith papers includes "poetry which he both wrote and collected."]

Research Resources

Papers of William A. Smith
Special Collections Department
Univeity of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa