Monday, August 28, 2006
ANSWER TO FREEHOLDER TRIVIA
Monmouth County Freeholder Charles I. Smith, Sr. (1903 - 1978), of Upper Freehold, was elected to the Board in the 1960 election. His running-mate, who was reelected, was incumbent Freeholder Earl L. Woolley, who had served on the Board since 1949.
Charles I. Smith lived on the family farm on Route 526 between Allentown and Imlaystown.
Freeholder Smith was initially named as Freeholder in Charge of Public Welfare, but later would serve as Freeholder in Charge of Highways. An important act during Freeholder Smith's five - year tenure was the creation of the award - winning Monmouth County Park System.
He resigned from the Board effective February 1, 1966, and was replaced later that month with a 39 - year - old committeeman from Neptune Township named Harry Larrison, Jr., who would go on to serve nearly 39 years as a freeholder.
Charles I. Smith would later be appointed as County Road Supervisor; he was held in high regard by County Highway Department staff. He died in 1978.