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SMITH, William

1728–1814

Biography

SMITH, William, a Delegate and a Representative from Maryland; born in Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pa., April 12, 1728; moved to Baltimore, Md., May 1, 1761; appointed a member of the committee of correspondence in 1774; member of the committee of observation in 1775; one of a committee appointed by Congress to constitute a naval board in 1777; Member of the Continental Congress in 1777; engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); First Auditor of the United States Treasury July 16 to November 27, 1791; member of the state senate in 1801; died in Baltimore, Md., on March 27, 1814; interment in the Old Westminster Graveyard.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: At least 2 letters (1789) in the Dreer collection.

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore, MD
Papers: In papers of Robert and William Smith, 1779-1844. ca. 90 items. Includes financial account (1779-1780) as agent of the Royal Marine of France and correspondence (1792-1795) on public affairs.
Papers: Substantial correspondence (1789-1791) in the Otho Holland Williams papers.
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