Gainesville Federal Building and Courthouse Named for Judge Sidney O. Smith Jr.
Federal, state and local officials were among those on hand for the dedication ceremony to name the Gainesville Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse for Gainesville native, former District Judge Sidney O. Smith Jr. Smith served for nine years in the Northern District of Georgia before retiring in 1974. Representative Doug Collins, who sponsored the legislation naming the building, spoke at the event, as did U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue along with Judge Smith’s son, Sidney Oslin Smith III.