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Bernard SMITH

(1776-1835)

SMITH, Bernard, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Morristown, N.J., July 5, 1776; completed preparatory studies; collector of customs in 1809 and 1810; postmaster of New Brunswick 1810-1819; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); did not seek renomination in 1820; appointed register of the land office at Little Rock, Ark., in 1821, and settled in that state; secretary to the governor of Arkansas 1825-1828; appointed by Governor Izard as subagent of the Quapaw Indians in 1825, and served until his death in Little Rock, Ark., July 16, 1835; interment in Mount Holly Cemetery.

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

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