George B.Smith was born in Ashland, Ohio, December 5, 1844. He received his education at the Ashland union schools, and at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. He was admitted to the bar at Ashland in 1867, after reading the required time and course in the office of his father, J.W. Smith, and soon after was taken into his fathers business as partner, which partnership still exists. He was also admitted to the circuit court of the United States for the Northern district of Ohio, at Cleveland, in 1874. In 1879 he was married, at St. Louis, to Miss Jessie Sutherland, of that city, daughter of Hon. J.W. Sutherland, a former well-known Ashland county boy. In 1878 he was elected to the office of prosecuting attorney of his county, being elected thereto by the Democratic Party, of which he is an active working member. At the end of his first term he was again renominated for the same position.
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