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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesNorth Carolina

William Alexander SMITH

(1828-1888)

SMITH, William Alexander, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Warren County, N.C., January 9, 1828; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State constitutional convention in 1865; member of the State senate in 1870; president of the North Carolina Railroad in 1868 and of the Yadkin River Railroad; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); died in Richmond, Va., May 16, 1888; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.

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

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