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Albert SMITH

(1793-1867)

SMITH, Albert, a Representative from Maine; born in Hanover, Mass., January 3, 1793; attended the common schools and was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1813; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Portland, Maine, in 1817; member of the State house of representatives in 1820; was United States marshal for the district of Maine 1830-1838; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; died in Boston, Mass., on May 29, 1867; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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