SMITH, William Alexander, (1828 - 1888)

SMITH, William Alexander, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Warren County, N.C., January 9, 1828; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State constitutional convention in 1865; member of the State senate in 1870; president of the North Carolina Railroad in 1868 and of the Yadkin River Railroad; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); died in Richmond, Va., May 16, 1888; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.