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Governor Henry Smith

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Office Dates:  Oct 15, 1805 - May 07, 1806


Born:  Feb 10, 1766

Passed:  Jun 28, 1818

Birth State:  Rhode Island

HENRY SMITH was born in Providence, Rhode Island. As President of the Rhode Island Senate, he became acting governor upon the death of Arthur Fenner. He relinquished the office to the Lieutenant Governor less than one year later.


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Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 4. Westport, CT: Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols.