Senator Hiram Ypsilanti Smith View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/4/1894
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 19 (1882) - 20 (1884)
Home County: Polk
Hiram Ypsilanti Smith
Polk County

HON. HIRAM Y. SMITH died suddenly at his home in Des Moines, on the 4th of November. He was born in Piqua, Ohio, March 22, 1848, coming to Iowa in 1854. He graduated at the Albany, (N. Y.) Law School in 1866, and settled down in Des Moines to practice his profession. In 1875 he was elected District Attorney, which position he held four years. In 1881 he was elected to the State Senate from Polk County, serving with ability four years. In 1884 he was elected to Congress to fill a vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Hon. John A. Kasson. He was the founder and always the stanch friend of the city library of Des Moines. Mr. Smith had a large acquaintance in the State, and was highly esteemed as a useful and influential citizen.