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Abraham E. Smith

consul

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