Abel I. Smith (1877-1949)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 40 x 34 x 1 in. ( 101.6 x 86.4 x 2.5 cm )
signature and date: TL: DEWITT M. LOCKMAN 1924-5
Born in Jersey City, graduated Stevens Institute in 1898, New York Law School in 1901. From 1909-12 served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern district of New York. In 1912 served as Assistant U.S. Attorney General and again in 1917-1919 (during this latter period he was in charge of espionage cases developed through naval intelligence). Retired lawyer of New York and Norfolk, Conn. practiced in New York, 1901-45.
Gift of Abel I. Smith (son of the subject)
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