A. Hyatt Smith

Male, Deceased Person

1814 – 1892


Who was A. Hyatt Smith?

Abraham Hyatt Smith was an American Democratic politician and businessman from Wisconsin.

Born in New York City, Smith studied law and was admitted to the New York bar in 1835. In 1842, he moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, where he built a mill and practiced law. In 1847, Wisconsin Territorial Governor Henry Dodge appointed Smith as the Wisconsin Territorial Attorney General serving until 1848. Smith served in the first Wisconsin Constitutional Convention of 1846. In 1848, President James Polk appointed Smith as the United States District Attorney serving until 1849. In 1853 and 1857, he was elected Mayor of Janesville, Wisconsin. He was also involved with the railroad industry and other forms of communication.

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Feb 5, 1814
New York City
Lived in
  • New York City
Oct 16, 1892

on July 23, 2013


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