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William SMITH

(1728-1814)

SMITH, William, a Delegate and a Representative from Maryland; born in Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pa., April 12, 1728; moved to Baltimore, Md., May 1, 1761; appointed a member of the committee of correspondence in 1774; member of the committee of observation in 1775; one of a committee appointed by Congress to constitute a naval board in 1777; Member of the Continental Congress in 1777; engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); First Auditor of the United States Treasury July 16 to November 27, 1791; member of the state senate in 1801; died in Baltimore, Md., on March 27, 1814; interment in the Old Westminster Graveyard.

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

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