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Abraham Herr Smith

Abraham Herr Smith (March 7, 1815 – February 16, 1894) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

A. Herr Smith was born near Millersville, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He attended Professor Beck’s Academy at Lititz, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1840. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1843 and 1844, and served in the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1845.

Smith was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and to the five succeeding Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Mileage during the Forty-seventh Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1884. He resumed the practice of law, and died in Lancaster in 1894. Interment in Woodward Hill Cemetery.


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Preceded by
Oliver J. Dickey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
John A. Hiestand


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