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Edward Parsons Smith (September 30, 1860 – May 21, 1930) was the mayor of Omaha, Nebraska
Nebraska
from 1918 to 1921. Biography[edit] Smith was born September 30, 1860. He beat incumbent Mayor "Cowboy" Jim Dahlman
Jim Dahlman
in 1918 on a reform ticket aiming to defeat Tom Dennison's political machine, which at that point had run Omaha
Omaha
for at least 15 years. Dennison's displeasure with Smith's moral stance was frequently voiced, and took shape in the Omaha
Omaha
Race Riot of 1919. During that riot Smith was strung up and almost lynched by a mob.[1] After being rescued by Omaha
Omaha
Police detectives, he was taken to Omaha's Ford Hospital. Needless to say, Smith's political interest never returned. He died on May 21, 1930.[2] See also[edit]

History of Omaha

References[edit]

^ Lesson Plans for Omaha
Omaha
Race Riot of 1919. NebraskaStudies.org. Retrieved 12/28/07. ^ "Index to politicians: E-F." Political Graveyard. Retrieved 12/28/07.

Preceded by James C. Dahlman Mayor of Omaha 1918–1920 Succeeded by James C. Dahlman

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Mayors of Omaha

Lowe Poppleton Armstrong1 Belden Briggs Armstrong Kennedy1 Gilmore Miller Brown Roberts E. Millard Caldwell J. Millard Brewer Gibson2 Chase Wilbur Chase Boyd Chase Murphy2 Boyd Broatch Cushing Bemis Broatch Bechel2 Moores Zimman2 Dahlman Smith Dahlman Hopkins2 Metcalfe1 Towl Butler Leeman G. Cunningham Rosenblatt Dworak Sorensen Leahy Zorinsky R. Cunningham1 Veys Boyle Tomasek2 Simon1 Conley2 Calinger1 Morgan Anzaldo1 Daub Fahey Suttle Stothert

1 Interim mayor.    2 Acting mayor.

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