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.