A. Hyatt Smith

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A. Hyatt Smith
United States Attorney for the district of Wisconsin
In office
Appointed byJames K. Polk
5th Attorney General of the Wisconsin Territory
In office
1847 – June 7, 1848
Appointed byHenry Dodge
Preceded byWilliam Pitt Lynde
Succeeded byJames S. Brown
(state government)
Personal details
Born(1814-02-05)February 5, 1814
New York, New York
DiedOctober 16, 1892(1892-10-16) (aged 78)
Janesville, Wisconsin
Resting placeOak Hill Cemetery
Janesville, Wisconsin
Political partyDemocratic
  • Ann Margaret Cooper (Kelley) Smith
  • (m. 1838; died 1885)
  • Minnie C. Smith
  • (b. 1841; died 1913)
  • William Hyatt Smith
  • (b. 1842; died 1843)
  • Fanny F. Smith
  • (b. 1842; died 1843)
  • J. Maurice Smith
  • (b. 1845; died 1926)
  • Anna Kate (Patterson)
  • (b. 1853; died 1914)
Professionlawyer, politician

Abraham Hyatt Smith (February 5, 1814 – October 16, 1892) was an American Democratic politician and businessman from Wisconsin.


Born in New York City, Smith studied law and was admitted to the New York bar in 1835. In 1842, he moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, where he built a mill and practiced law. In 1847, Wisconsin Territorial Governor Henry Dodge appointed Smith as the Wisconsin Territorial Attorney General serving until 1848. Smith served in the first Wisconsin Constitutional Convention of 1846. In 1848, President James Polk appointed Smith as the United States District Attorney serving until 1849. In 1853 and 1857, he was elected Mayor of Janesville, Wisconsin. He was also involved with the railroad industry and other forms of communication.[1][2]


  1. ^ http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=2579&search_term=smith
  2. ^ 'The convention of 1846,' Milo Milton Quaife, The Wisconsin Historical Society:1918, Biographical Sketch of Abraham Hyatt Smith, pg. 790