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Frank L. Smith
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Sex:M
Age:82
Birth Date:November 24, 1867
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
Chinese Sign: -
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Died Date:August 20, 1950
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Occupation:US Politician

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FRANK L. SMITH
Frank L. Smith

Biography:Frank L. Smith (November 24, 1867 - August 20, 1950) was an Illinois politician. He served as a United States congressman from 1919 to 1921. He was elected by the people of Illinois to the United States Senate 1926, but the Senate never allowed him to take his seat.

He first ran for the Republican nomination for the US Senate in 1920. In that first year of suffrage, women's votes were counted separately from men's. He was beating William B. McKinley by 27,000 votes after the male votes were counted, but once the female votes were counted McKinley had won by 11,000 votes. McKinley went on to win the general election.

In 1921, Smith became the chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission, which oversaw utilities in the state. He prepared to run again for the Senate in 1926. At the time, Illinois had no campaign finance laws. Smith collected donations from several wealthy executives who ran public utilities, including $125,000 from Samuel Insull. He used this money to defeat Mckinley in the Republican primary held in the summer of 1926. Smith went on to win the general election held in November of that year, although Julius Rosenwald offered him $550,000 of Sears, Roebuck & Company stock to withdraw.

McKinley, whose lame duck term would normally extend until March of 1927, died in December of 1926. The governor appointed Smith to fulfill the rest of McKinley's term. When Smith went to present his credentials as the appointed Senator, the US Senate voted to not allow him to qualify as a senator, based upon fraud and corruption in his campaign. He tried to again qualify as the elected Senator in March of 1927, but was again denied. He finally resigned his seat on February 9, 1928.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Frank L. Smith's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: November 24, 1867

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Frank L. Smith's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: November 24, 1867

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
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Frank L. Smith's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: November 24, 2010

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

 

 

 

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