Lee County Biography

Mark D. Smith


Mark D. Smith was elected mayor Dixon in yesterday's election, defeating James W. Watts with a majority of 117. Four new commissioners were elected; Frank D. Palmer; George A. Campbell, W.V. Slothower and John J. Armstrong. Magistrate, Harold F. Sheller.

Dixon Evening Telegraph April 16, 1919

Dixon's postwar mayor was Mark D. Smith, who served from 1919-22. Mr. Smith was clerk of Dixon township from 1896 - 98 and was a city alderman from 1904-05. He was president of the North Dixon school board for two years. Born in Mercer County, PA in 1864, he died after being in an auto-truck collision in Bradford township on Oct. 4, 1939.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 1951


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