MCPHERSON, SMITH, a Representative from Iowa; born near Mooresville, Morgan County, Ind., February
14, 1848; attended the common schools and Mooresville Academy; was graduated from the law
department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in June 1870; was admitted to the bar the same year
and commenced practice in Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa; State's attorney in 1872; attorney
general of Iowa 1881-1885; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth
Congress and served from March 4, 1899, until his resignation on June 6, 1900, to accept the
appointment of United States district judge for the southern district of Iowa; served until his death in
Red Oak, Iowa, January 17, 1915; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.