William Howell Smathers William Howell Smathers, (January 7, 1891-September 24, 1955) was a United States Senator from New Jersey, serving from 1937 to 1943.
Smathers was born on a plantation near Waynesville, North Carolina. He attended public school and Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Smathers graduated from the law department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1911 and was admitted to the bar in 1912, commencing practice in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He served one term in the U.S. Senate, losing his bid for reelection in 1942. He returned to his law practice in Atlantic City until his retirement to Waynesville, where he lived until his death.
Preceded by: William W. Barbour U.S. Senator (Class 2) from New Jersey 1937-1943 Served alongside: A. Harry Moore, John G. Milton, W. Warren Barbour Succeeded by: Albert W. Hawkes