Post Office named after Carl Smith

15 years ago

Image    On June 3, 2009, Congressman Mike Michaud successfully passed a bill in the House of Representatives that would name the Island Falls Post Office after Carl B. Smith. The bill must now be passed by the U.S. Senate before being sent to the president for his signature.
    “Carl was a veteran, postal worker, barber, public servant, and a class act. He was also a good friend to everybody,” said Michaud. “He was a highly respected member of the community and a dedicated family man. He had a commitment to public service that serves as a model for others to follow. It is fitting that his community’s post office will be named in his memory.”
    Smith served in the Army Air Corp in 1942 for 10 years, serving in Europe during WWII and in Korea and Japan during the Korean Conflict. He was a Life Member of the VFW Post 7529 in Island Falls. He was a barber in Island Falls for 35 years and a rural letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service for 10 years.  He served as Town Clerk for 13 years, as well as Town Selectman. 
    After retirement Smith was a Maine State Legislator for 10 years, devoting himself to social issues related to aging, health, and poverty. He served on the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Corrections, Agriculture, and State and Local Government committees.  Smith made headlines when he was selected in 1987 to the Maine Commission on Outdoor Recreation.