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William Hugh Smith

American politician

Died when: 72 years 248 days (872 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

 

William Hugh Smith

William Hugh Smith (April 26, 1826 – January 1, 1899) was an American planter and politician, the 21st Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama.

He was the first Republican elected as governor in the state, serving from 1868 to 1870 during the period of Reconstruction.A former slave owner, he had opposed secession from the union on the grounds it would imperil slave property.

He appeared driven by practical consideration rather than principled opposition to slavery.


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