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James Smith, Jr

  • Birth 12 Jun 1851 Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 1 Apr 1927 Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 19717

U.S. Senator. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he was a newspaper publisher, engaged in the dry-goods, importing business and was a manufacturer of leather. He was a member of the board of aldermen of Newark, (1883-87) and was president of the first board of works for the City of Newark. In 1893, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving until 1899. Not a candidate for reelection, he resumed his previous business interests and also engaged in banking. He died at age 75 in Newark, New Jersey.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 23 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19717
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Smith, Jr (12 Jun 1851–1 Apr 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19717, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .