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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Smith, Joseph Henry

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Smith, Joseph Henry, is the eldest son of the late Joseph Valentine Smith, of Walsall, co. Stafford, and was born on August 13th, 1843. He had large experience of railway management in England, and when it was decided to place the control of the South Australian State railways in non-political hands, he was selected as the first chairman of the newly constituted Railway Board of Commissioners. Mr. Smith married on Oct. 22nd, 1869, Lydia, daughter of R. Christian, of Barrow, Rutland.