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EDWARD PARSONS SMITH (September 30, 1860 – May 21, 1930) was the mayor of Omaha
Omaha
, Nebraska
Nebraska
from 1918 to 1921.

BIOGRAPHY

Smith was born September 30, 1860. He beat incumbent Mayor "Cowboy" 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. After being rescued by Omaha
Omaha
Police detectives and taken to Omaha's Ford Hospital , Smith's political will never returned. He died May 21, 1930.

SEE ALSO

* History of Omaha
Omaha

REFERENCES

* ^ 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
Omaha

* Lowe * Poppleton * Armstrong 1 * Belden * Briggs * Armstrong * Kennedy 1 * Gilmore * Miller * Brown * Roberts * E. Millard * Caldwell * J. Millard * Brewer * Gibson 2 * Chase * Wilbur * Chase * Boyd * Chase * Murphy 2 * Boyd * Broatch * Cushing * Bemis * Broatch * Bechel 2 * Moores * Zimman 2 * Dahlman * Smith * Dahlman * Hopkins 2 * Metcalfe 1 * Towl * Butler * Leeman * G. Cunningham * Rosenblatt * Dworak * Sorensen * Leahy * Zorinsky * R. Cunningham 1 * Veys * Boyle * Tomasek 2 * Simon 1 * Conley 2 * Calinger 1 * Morgan * Anzaldo 1 * Daub * Fahey * Suttle * Stothert

1 Interim mayor. 2 Acting mayor.

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