William Alexander Smith (politician)
William Alexander Smith
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from North Carolina's 4th district
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
|Born||January 9, 1828|
Warren County, North Carolina
|Died||May 16, 1888 (aged 60)|
|Resting place||Hollywood Cemetery|
Smith was born in Warren County, North Carolina and attended the common schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1865 following the American Civil War. He was a member of the North Carolina State Senate in 1870. He was president of the North Carolina Railroad in 1868 and of the Yadkin River Railroad. He was elected as a Republican from the 4th District to the Forty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. Smith died in Richmond, Virginia and is interred in the city's Hollywood Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "William Alexander Smith (id: S000630)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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