George W. Smith

George W. Smith

Birth
Putnam County, Ohio, USA
Death 30 Nov 1907 (aged 61)
Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Burial Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 11906564 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He moved with his father to Wayne County, Illinois, in 1850, learned the blacksmith trade and graduated from McKendree College, Lebanon in 1868. He studied law, graduated from the law department of the Indiana University at Bloomington in 1870, commenced law practice in Murphysboro, Illinois and was the master in chancery from 1880-1888. On March 4, 1889, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses. At the time of his death, he was the chairman for the Committee on Private Land Claims in the Fifty-ninth Congress.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 7 Oct 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11906564
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George W. Smith (18 Aug 1846–30 Nov 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11906564, citing Murphysboro City Cemetery, Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .