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Robert Armstrong Smith

banker.

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.

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