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Abraham E. Smith

Abraham E. Smith, British consul. member Rep.

Background

  • Smith, Abraham E. was born on April 6, 1848 in Royston, Cambs, England. Son of Abraham and Mary (Millard) Smith.

  • Education

    • Educated preparatory school. Came to America, 1850.

    Career

    • Editor of the Woodstock (Illinois) Sentinel, 1859-1865, Indianapolis (Indiana) Gazette, 1866, Rockford (Illinois) Gazette, 1869-1893, Fort Madison (Iowa) Plaindealer, 1895. Postmaster, Woodstock, 1861-1865. Member Republican State Committee, Illinois, 1870-1872.

      Delegate Republican State convs., Illinois, each alternate year, 1870-1890, and 1896. Postmaster, Rockford, 1875-1879. American consul at Victoria, B.C., July since 1897.

      Trustee University of Illinois, 1872-1873. Honorary Illinois commissioner World’s Fair, Paris, 1889. Delegate World’s S.S. Convention, London, 1889.

      Methodist.

    Works

    • Editor of the Woodstock (Illinois) Sentinel, 1859-1865, Indianapolis (Indiana) Gazette, 1866, Rockford (Illinois) Gazette, 1869-1893, Fort Madison (Iowa) Plaindealer, 1895. Postmaster, Woodstock, 1861-1865. Member Republican State Committee, Illinois, 1870-1872.

      Delegate Republican State convs., Illinois, each alternate year, 1870-1890, and 1896. Postmaster, Rockford, 1875-1879. American consul at Victoria, B.C., July since 1897.

      Trustee University of Illinois, 1872-1873. Honorary Illinois commissioner World’s Fair, Paris, 1889. Delegate World’s S.S. Convention, London, 1889.

      Methodist.

    Membership

    Member Rep.

    Connections

    • Married Frances J. Rice, February 26, 1869.
    • father: Abraham Smith
    • mother: Mary (Millard) Smith
    • spouse: Frances J. Rice
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    Born April 6, 1848
    Died January 19, 1915
    (aged 66)
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