07/21/1832 - 04/14/1898

SMITH, George Handy, a Representative from Philadelphia; born, July 21, 1832 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; attended, Locust Street Elementary School; corporal, 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (1862, Civil War); jeweler and silversmith; night clerk, Central Police Station, Philadelphia; detective, Police Department, Philadelphia; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1872, 1873 and 1874 terms; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1875-1896); elected, president pro tempore (1885-1886); elected, superintendent, Guardians of the Poor, Philadelphia (1884); died, April 14, 1898 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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