Details for Richard Malcolm Smith

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5499011666


Marker Number 11666
Atlas Number 5499011666
Marker Title Richard Malcolm Smith
Index Entry Smith, Richard Malcolm
Address 1102-1212 S. Pacific (US 69)
City Mineola
County Wood
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 279930
UTM Northing 3615456
Subject Codes journalists; judges; state official
Marker Year 1999
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location 1102-1212 S. Pacific (US 69) in Mineola City Cemetery
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text (December 29, 1852 - August 19, 1935) Born in Kentucky, Richard Malcolm Smith came to Texas in his youth. He found work as a journalist with the Galveston News and the Brazos Pilot. Smith attended his first Democratic state convention in 1878. He became a lawyer in 1885. Moving to Wood County in 1897, Smith established the Winnsboro Free Press and the Wood County News, which was purchased by the Mineola Monitor. He served as Wood County Judge from 1908 to 1912, then became judge of the 7th judicial district. He served in the Texas Legislature from 1931 to 1932. Smith and his wife Euzelia (1872-1960) were the parents of four sons. (1999)

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