Member Biography

Smith Fuller 


Cyclopedia of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1861       22 Republican
1862       22 Republican
1863       22 Republican

COUNTIES: Westmoreland, Fayette  


02/03/1818 - 03/14/1892

Doctor Smith Fuller (R22) Fayette and Westmoreland Counties 1861-1863  

Doctor Smith Fuller, born February 3, 1818, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Harriet Smith Fuller; common school education; Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson) 1836; studied medicine, Doctor John Hasson, West Newton, Pennsylvania; attended lectures, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; opened private practice, Uniontown, Pennsylvania; graduated, Jefferson Medical College, 1847; married first, Elvira Markle, 1839, (d. 1848), children, Doctor John M. Fuller, Harriet, Elizabeth Fuller; second, Jane Beggs, children, Doctor William B. Fuller, Frank M., Doctor Smith Fuller; delegate, Chicago Republican National Convention, 1860; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1860-1863; unsuccessful campaign, United  State House of Representatives, 1864; died, March 14, 1892, (aged 74), Oak Grove Cemetery, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Delegate, Chicago Republican National Convention, 1860, that nominated Abraham Lincoln. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 22nd district, Fayette and Westmoreland Counties, 1861-1863. 

Unsuccessful campaign, United State House of Representatives, 1864; defeated by, John L. Dawson, 16 votes.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members F"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project Wilkes University.

Source: Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Uniontown Democrat, March 15, 1892; Portrait: Hist. of Fayette County

Dr Smith Fuller (1818-1892) - Find a Grave Memorial