05/26/1819 - 07/19/1904

Luzerne County (1877-1878), Lackawanna and Luzerne County (1879-1880)

SMITH, John B., a Representative from Luzerne County; born, May 26, 1819 in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa.; attended, Plymouth Academy; cabinetry apprentice; proprietor, general mercantile business; proprietor, Hebah & Crouse, coal business; superintendent, Pennsylvania Coal Company; elected, president, Pittston Miners’ Savings Bank; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1874); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1877, 1878 and 1879 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1880); founder and owner, Smith Opera House; president, First National Bank of Plymouth; president, Erie and Wyoming Valley Railroad; president, Kingston and Dallas Turnpike Company; farmer; appointed, delegate, Farmers’ American Congress (1891); died, July 19, 1904 in Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interred, Shawnee Cemetery, Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

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