Worthington Curtis SMITH, Congress, VT (1823-1894)


SMITH, Worthington Curtis, (son of John Smith, of Vermont), a Representative from Vermont; born in St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., April 23, 1823; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1843; studied law, but did not practice; engaged in the iron trade; during the Civil War assisted in raising the First Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry; member of the State house of representatives in 1863; served in the State senate in 1864 and 1865, and was elected president pro tempore of that body in 1865; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1873); president of St. Albans Foundry Co.; died in St. Albans, Vt., January 2, 1894; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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