James Smith

Smith, James, c.1719–1806, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Ireland. He settled in Pennsylvania in his youth and practiced law at York. He served in provincial assemblies and conventions and advocated independence early. He was (1776–78) a member of the Continental Congress.

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