Edward Dunlap Smith
Edward Dunlap Smith (1807 - March 28, 1883) was a Presbyterian clergyman and served as Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives (1834–1835).
Edward Dunlap Smith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of a prominent ironmaster. He was a graduate of Princeton University, the University of Virginia and Princeton Theological Seminary.
Smith served a Presbyterian church in Washington, D.C., before moving to New York City's Old Chelsea Presbyterian Church (West 22nd Street) in 1838 and preached there for 30 years before retiring.
Chaplain of the House of Representatives
On Dec. 1, 1834, Rev. Edward Dunlap Smith was appointed chaplain of the United States House of Representatives.
Smith met his wife Jane Blair Cary, daughter Virginia Randolph and Wilson Jefferson Cary, while a student at the University of Virginia. The Smiths were the parents of four sons, including, Archibald Cary Smith the celebrated marine architect, and two daughters.
- New York Times Obituary: March 29, 1883.
- Presbyterian Historical Society, Montreat, NC