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CLYDE HAROLD SMITH was born on a farm near Harmony, Somerset County, Maine, June 9, 1876; moved with his parents to Hartland, Maine, in 1891; attended the rural schools and Hartland (Maine) Academy; taught school; served in the State house of representatives 1899-1903 and 1919-1923; engaged in the retail clothing and hardware business in 1901; superintendent of schools of Hartland 19031906; member of the Board of Selectmen of Hartland 19041907; moved to Skowhegan, Maine, having been elected sheriff of Somerset County, and served from 1905 to 1909; engaged in the retail sales of automobiles, the hardware and plumbing business, and the newspaper publishing business in Skowhegan; later engaged in banking and the real-estate business; member of the Board of Selectmen of Skowhegan 19141932; chairman of the board of directors for locating and building the State reformatory for women in 1917; served in the State senate 1923-1929; chairman of the State highway commission 1928-1932; member of the Governor's council 1933-1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses and served from January 3, 1937, until his death in Washington, D. C., April 8, 1940; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland, Maine.
In the House of Representatives
MONDAY, March 25, 1940.
Mr. BULWINKLE. Mr. Speaker, I have sent to the Clerk's desk the usual resolution providing for memorial services for deceased Members of Congress to be held on Wednesday, April 24, and I ask its immediate consideration.
The Clerk read the resolution, as follows:
House Resolution 437
Resolved, That on Wednesday, the 24th day of April 1940, immediately after the approval of the Journal, the House shall stand at recess for the purpose of holding the memorial services as arranged by the Committee on Memorials, under the provisions of clause 40-A of rule XI. The order of exercises and proceedings of the service shall be printed in the Congressional Record, and all Members shall have leave to extend their remarks in the Congressional Record until the last issue of the Record of the third session of the Seventy-sixth Congress, on the life, character, and public service of the deceased Members. At the conclusion of the proceedings the Speaker shall call the House to order, and then, as a further mark of respect to the memories of the deceased, he shall declare the House adjourned.