Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
SMITH, Wint (1892-1976)

SMITH, WINT, a Representative from Kansas; born in Mankato, Jewell County, Kans., October 7, 1892; attended the public schools and was graduated from the Mankato High School; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a combat Infantry officer from May 11, 1917, to September 4, 1919, with twenty-four months' service overseas; University of Kansas at Lawrence, A.B., 1920; Yale University Law School, LL.B., 1922; was admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced practice in Kansas City, Kans., was admitted to practice in all Federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court in 1934; assistant attorney general 1931-1940; attorney for Kansas Highway Commission 1932-1940; during the Second World War served as lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of the Six Hundred and Thirty-fifth Tank Destroyer Battalion from May 1941 to December 1945, with twenty-two months' service overseas; retired as brigadier general; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1961); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; returned to his home in Mankato and engaged in farming and ranching; died in Wichita, Kans., April 27, 1976; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mankato, Kans.

Kansas State Historical Society
Topeka, KS
Papers: 1947-1960. ca. 34 cubic feet.
Congressional papers and correspondence including photographs.


University of Kansas Libraries
Lawrence, KS
Papers: 1908-1974. 18 feet.
Chiefly papers from his congressional service together with family and personal correspondence, material from the University of Kansas, clippings relating to Kansas Highway Patrol, military records, genealogical records, and photographs. Inventory in repository.