William Alexander Smith (politician)

William Alexander Smith ( born January 9, 1828 Warren County, North Carolina, † May 16 1888 in Richmond, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Smith attended the public schools of his home and worked in agriculture. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. In 1865 he was a member of a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of North Carolina; In 1870 he was elected to the Senate of that State. Since 1868, he was president of the railroad company North Carolina Railroad.

In the congressional elections of 1872, Smith was in the fourth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Sion Hart Rogers on March 4, 1873. Until March 3, 1875, he was able to complete a term in Congress. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives William Smith has had no further political office. He died on 16 May 1888 in Richmond.