Samuel Smith (Australian politician)

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Samuel Smith (17 February 1857 – 22 January 1916) was an Australian politician

Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, to Samuel Smith and Marion Hunter, he attended school at Kilwinning and became a colliery lad at the age of eleven, becoming active in the Glasgow Railway and Seaman's Union. In 1882 he arrived in Sydney and helped found the local Seamen's Union, of which he was assistant secretary in 1890 and secretary from 1891 to 1902. He was a Sydney City Councillor from 1900 to 1902. In 1898 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the member for Sydney-Pyrmont, serving until 1902. Smith died at Lilyfield in 1916.[1]

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  1. ^ "Mr Samuel Smith (1857-1916)". Parliament of New South Wales. 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2011.