Smith, William Henry, 1833-1896

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Birth 1833-12-01
Death 1896-07-27

Biographical notes:

Journalist, Republican politician, and historian, of Ohio.

From the description of William Henry Smith collection of Rutherford B. Hayes papers [microform], 1868-1871. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 42885795

William Henry Smith (1833-1896) began his journalism career as a reporter and editor in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was general manager of the Associated Press from 1883-1892. That year he and Charles Fairbanks acquired the Indianapolis News. Smith was active in politics as a founder of the Republican Party in Cincinnati, and secretary to Ohio governor John Brough. He served as Ohio's secretary of state in the 1860s. Smith was also a historian, and at the time of his death was writing a biography of Rutherford B. Hayes.

From the description of Papers, 1836-1922, bulk 1855-1895. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 47962192

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  • Governor
  • Bounties
  • Copperhead movement
  • Roads
  • Authors and publishers--Correspondence
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Women--Education
  • Holidays
  • Civil service
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Elections
  • Business records
  • Society of Friends

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  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Ohio--Cincinnati (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Fremont (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Indiana--Indianapolis (as recorded)