Biography of Horace B. Smith
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Smith, Horace Boardman, was born at Whitingham, Vt., August 18, 1826. After graduating from College in 1847, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1850. In 1859 he was appointed county judge of Chemung County and in the same year was elected to that office. In 1860 he resigned the office and continued in the practice of law until 1870, when he was elected to the Forty first Congress and was reelected in 1872. In 1874 he declined a nomination for the same office and resumed the practice of his profession in Elmira. In 1883 he was elected by both parties as judge of the Supreme Court and took his seat June 1, 1884. He ailed this high office until 1888, when he resigned on account of ill health. He died on the 26th of December, 1888. Judge Smith married Miss Ella Hays and had two sons, Rev. Dr. Wilton Merle Smith, of the Central Presbyterian Church of New York city, and Judge W. L. smith.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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