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 John Hyatt Smith

John Hyatt Smith

Birth
Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Death 7 Dec 1886 (aged 62)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 3926 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Educated by his father, he was employed for a time as a clerk in Detroit, Michigan, and later as a bank clerk in Albany, New York. He studied theology, was ordained a minister, his first pastorate was in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1848, officiated in Cleveland, Ohio, (1849-51), in Buffalo, New York, (1855-60) and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (1860-66). During the Civil War, he served in Virginia with the United States Christian Commission as chaplain of the 47th Regiment, National Guard of New York. After the war, he continued his ministerial duties in Brooklyn, New York until 1880. In 1881, he was elected as an Independent candidate to the Forty-seventh Congress, serving until 1883. After his term, he was appointed by President Arthur a commissioner to inspect the Pacific Railroad. He also continued as a pastorate until his death at age 62.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 3926
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Hyatt Smith (10 Apr 1824–7 Dec 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3926, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .