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Horace Boardman SMITH

(1826-1888)

SMITH, Horace Boardman, a Representative from New York; born in Whitingham, Windham County, Vt., August 18, 1826; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1847; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and began practice in Elmira, N.Y.; held several local offices; judge of Chemung County in 1859 and 1860; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Elections (Forty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of law in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., until 1883; justice of the supreme court of New York State 1883-1888; retired to his home at Elmira, where he died on December 26, 1888; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

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