James Stevenson SMART, Congress, NY (1842-1903)


SMART, James Stevenson, a Representative from New York; born in Baltimore, Md., June 14, 1842; moved with his parents to Coila, Washington County, N.Y., in 1849; attended Cambridge (N.Y.) Academy and Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., and was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1863; entered the Union Army in January 1864 as first lieutenant in the Sixteenth Regiment of New York Heavy Artillery; promoted to a captaincy, and was honorably discharged in August 1865; engaged in newspaper work at Cambridge, N.Y., in 1865 and published the Washington County Post; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; appointed collector of internal revenue for the northern district of New York and served from March 31, 1883, until November 9, 1885; member of the Republican State central committee for many years; died in Cambridge, Washington County, N.Y., September 17, 1903; interment in Woodland Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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