James Y. Smith

James Y. Smith

Birth
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 26 Mar 1876 (aged 66)
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot Group 59
Memorial ID 19255268 · View Source
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Governor of Rhode Island. In 1826, he with brother Amos D. Smith, arrived in Providence, Rhode Island, formed A.D. & J.Y. Smith Mills and became the leading textile investors in Rhode Island. James was active politically and was the Mayor of Providence from 1855 to 1857. In 1862, he was elected as a Republician the Twenty-ninth Governor of Rhode Island serving until 1866. After his term, he founded the James Y. Smith Manufacturing Company and remained in manfacturing until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 6 May 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19255268
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Y. Smith (15 Sep 1809–26 Mar 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19255268, citing Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .