Marcus Aurelius Smith

2012-02-05T00:00:00Z 2012-08-02T08:00:31Z Marcus Aurelius Smith Arizona Daily Star
February 05, 2012 12:00 am

Tombstone prosecutor became one of state's first two senators

Marcus Aurelius Smith, a prosecutor from Tombstone, was one of Arizona's first two senators.

The Kentucky native was an eight-term delegate to the territorial Legislature, where he gained a reputation as a forceful speaker.

He tried so hard to appeal to all people, the Star once reported, that his opponents called him "Marcus Octopus Smith."

A Democrat, he represented Arizona in Congress from 1912 until he lost his 1920 re-election campaign.

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