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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


Photo credit:

McAtee, William, comp. Souvenir: Portraits and Biographies of the Members of the Legislature of Pennsylvania and Heads of Departments, Session of 1895. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Roshon Portrait Company, 1895.



Session Office Position District Party
1872 Representative Republican
1873 Representative Republican
1874 Representative Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia


07/21/1832 - 04/14/1898

SMITH, George Handy, a Representative from Philadelphia; born, July 21, 1832 in the city of 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, city of Philadelphia; detective, city of Philadelphia; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1872, 1873 and 1874 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1875 term; 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 the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.