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Albert James Smith

The Hon.
Sir Albert James Smith
Hon. Sir Albert James Smith, April 1868
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Westmorland
In office
1867–1882
Succeeded by Josiah Wood
Personal details
Born (1822-03-12)March 12, 1822
Shediac, New Brunswick
Died June 30, 1883(1883-06-30) (aged 61)
Dorchester, New Brunswick
Resting place Dorchester Rural Cemetery
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Sarah Marie Young (m. 1868)
Children one son (d. 30 June 1883)

Sir Albert James Smith, KCMG, QC (March 12, 1822 – June 30, 1883) was a New Brunswick politician and opponent of Canadian confederation. Smith's grandfather was a United Empire Loyalist who left Massachusetts to settle in New Brunswick after the American Revolution.

A. J. Smith's legacy paid for this house, the residence of his grandson J. W. Y. Smith, called Younglands, on Shediac Bay, New Brunswick. Built in 1927, it is now owned by a Catholic order.
Smith entered politics in 1852 entering the House of Assembly as an opponent of the Tory compact that ran the colony and became a leading reform and advocate of responsible government which was granted to the colony in 1854. Smith became a member of the reform government that took power that year and went on to become Attorney-General in 1861 under Premier Samuel Leonard Tilley. Smith split with Tilley over railway policy and Canadian confederation with Smith becoming leader of the Anti-Confederates winning the 1865 election but was forced from office the
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