William Rudolph Smith

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William Rudolph Smith was a politician in the states of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Biography[edit]

Smith was born on August 31, 1787 in Trappe, Pennsylvania. Eventually he would move to Mineral Point, Wisconsin. His son, John Montgomery Smith, would serve in the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1] Smith died on August 22, 1868 in Quincy, Illinois.

Career[edit]

Smith served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania State Senate. After moving, he was a delegate to the first Wisconsin Constitutional Convention in 1846. Later, he would serve as the Attorney General of Wisconsin from 1856 to 1858. Smith served as a Colonel in the United States Army during the War of 1812.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biodata. Politicalgraveyard.com. Retrieved on January 22, 2016.
  2. ^ Wisconsin Historical Society-William Rudolph Smith. Wisconsinhistory.org. Retrieved on January 22, 2016.
Legal offices
Preceded by
George Baldwin Smith
Attorney General of Wisconsin
1856–1858
Succeeded by
Gabriel Bouck