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Maj George Washington Smith, Sr
Birth: Sep. 25, 1805
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1878
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA

Political Figure, Civil War Major.
Born in Pennsylvania, he was elected by Kansas Free State leaders, under the Lecompton Constitution, to serve as its second territorial Governor from 1855 to 1856. In the first Free State convention in 1855, he was also elected one of the vice presidents. The election of Major George Smith for territorial Governor was considered illegal by a grand jury called by Chief Justice Samuel D. Lecompte in US District Court at Lecompton, Kansas in May, 1856. Since a large number of Free State men did not vote in the election for Major Smith, an indictment for treason was issued against General James Lane, former territorial Governor Andrew Horatio Reeder, Charles Robinson, G. W. Brown, G. W. Deitzler, and Major Smith. He was one of those held prisoner, his territorial Governorship was ruled illegal, and Wilson Shannon was ruled second territorial Governor. After Kansas became a state in 1861, Major Smith was elected Speaker of the House from 1868 to 1869. After leaving the Kansas legislature at Topeka, he returned to Lawrence where he was Police Judge for the City of Lawrence until his death.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catherine Heiner Smith (1809 - 1894)
 
 Children:
  George Washington Smith (1833 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 2
 
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Record added: Feb 21, 2009
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