The politician

From workers’ groups to suffrage rights

L.O. Smith’s workers’ groups didn’t last long. The groups lacked suitable leaders, and many people were busy with other engagements. Smith wanted the workers to contribute more actively to the […]

Five important ideas

Purification of spirits In 1855, a new law made it illegal for individuals to produce their own alcohol. From then on, only a few distilleries had the right to manufacture […]

A genius leaves this world

Severely affected by gout, L.O. Smith passed away around noon on December 9, 1913. The cause of death was stated as pneumonia. Smith is no doubt one of the most […]