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Henry Smith (Wisconsin politician)

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Henry Smith (July 22, 1838 – September 16, 1916 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was a millwright, architect, builder and politician who was elected a member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin from 1887 - 1889 as a member of the Union Labor Party. He also served as a Socialist member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1878. At different times, Smith ran for office (unsuccessfully or successfully) on the Socialist, Greenback, Democratic and Union Labor tickets. Early life and career Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland; moved with his parents to Massillon, Ohio, and then in 1844, moved to Milwaukee in the Wisconsin Territory. He attended the Milwaukee public schools, and from the age of 13 until he was 17 apprenticed as a bookbinder. His brother taught him the millwright trade in which he worked until he entered politics. Political office He served as a member of the Milwaukee Common Council from 1868–1872. In the 1877 election, Smith was elected
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