Author C. Mark Smith


In 2011 he published his first book, Raising Cain, a biography of former Washington Senator Harry P. Cain. His second book, Community Godfather: How Sam Volpentest shaped the history of Hanford and the Tri-Cities, was published in 2013. In The Wake of Lewis and Clark, was published in 2015 by the American Queen Steamship Company. His fourth book, a biography of former Fourth District Congressman Doc Hastings, titled Congressman Doc Hastings: Twenty Years of Turmoil, will be released in February 2018.

Smith is a 1961 graduate of the University of Puget Sound with degrees in history and political science. He is a former member of the UPS Board of Trustees in the mid-1980s, and was awarded the UPS Alumni Association’s Lifetime Professional Achievement Award in 2012.

He and his wife, Elsa, live in Richland, Washington.

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