02/15/1890 - 02/25/1972

SMITH, John Arthur, a Representative from Cumberland County; born, February 15, 1890 in Dickinson Township, Cumberland County, Pa.; graduated, Penn Township High School; graduated, Cumberland Valley State Normal School (now Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania), 1908; teacher (1908-1924); dairy farmer; contributor, Patriot-News, Harrisburg (1928-1950); secretary, Cumberland County Taxpayers’ Association; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1935 and 1937 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1939 term; State Secretary of product and marketing administration, United States Department of Agriculture (1942-1951); radio farm director (1942-1951); appointed, Pennsylvania Milk Control Board (1956-1962); contributor, The Valley Times-Star, Newville; died in February 25, 1972 in Dickinson Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Centerville Memorial Park, Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

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