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Robert Armstrong Smith

Robert Armstrong Smith, American banker. member Minnesota senate 4 years, House Representatives 2 years.

Background

  • Smith, Robert Armstrong was born on June 13, 1827 in Boonville, Warrick Company, Indiana, United States. Son of William and Elizabeth B. Smith.

  • Education

    • Educated Indiana University. Graduate law department same, 1850.

    Career

    • Auditor Warrick Company, Indiana, 1850-1853. Became resident of Minnesota Ty., May, 1853. Secretary to Governor Gorman, 1853.

      Territorial librarian, 1853-1856. Treasurer Ramsey Company, Minnesota, 1856-1868. In banking business, 1866-1893.

      Long member common council St. Paul (3 years its president). Member Minnesota senate 4 years, House Representatives 2 years. Mayor St. Paul, 1887-1892, 1894-1896, since 1904 (present term expiring 1908).

      Postmaster St. Paul, 1896-1900.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Minnesota senate 4 years, House Representatives 2 years.

    Connections

    • Married Bloomington, Indiana, November, 1850, Elizabeth Stone.
    • father: William Smith
    • mother: Elizabeth B. Smith
    • spouse: Bloomington
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    Born June 13, 1827
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