US -Smith, James Youngs - Governor, RI

James Youngs Smith:
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Born: September 15, 1809
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Birthplace: Groton Connecticut
Father: Amos Denison Smith 1778 – 1826
Mother: Priscilla Mitchell 1781 – 1866

Wife: Emily Brown 1813 – 1892
(Buried: Swan Point Cemetery Providence Rhode Island)

Children:
Thomas Brown Smith 1836 – 1840
(Buried: Swan Point Cemetery Providence Rhode Island)
Isabella Brown Smith Nichols 1839 – 1921
(Buried: Swan Point Cemetery Providence Rhode Island)
Emily Priscilla Smith Rogers 1842 – 1909
(Buried: Swan Point Cemetery Providence Rhode Island)



Political Party: Republican Party


Occupation before War:

Store Manager in Salem Connecticut
Owner of Lumber Business in Providence Rhode Island
One of the leading textile investors in the state of Rhode Island
Owner of Textile Mills in Connecticut and Rhode Island
1855 – 1857: Mayor of Providence Rhode Island
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Rhode Island State Representative

Civil War Career:
1861: Unsuccessful Candidate for Governor of Rhode Island
1863 – 1866: Governor of Rhode Island
Helped fill the Rhode Island State troop quota as Governor

Occupation after War:
1863 – 1866: Governor of Rhode Island
Founder of James Y. Smith Manufacturing Company
President of Providence Rhode Island Board of Trade
Director of Providence and Worcester Railroad Company
Chairman of Commission to build the new Providence City Hall
Member of Standing Committee of Central Congregational Church


Died:
March 26, 1876
Place of Death: Providence Rhode Island
Age at time of Death: 66 years old
Burial Place: Swan Point Cemetery Providence Rhode Island
 
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