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WAP97061301 - 13 JUNE 1997 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Professor William Smith, PhD, from John Hopkins University, chairman of Coalition on Political Assassinations addresses a news conference at Georgetown University, June 13. The group is calling for full disclosure on the Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy assassinations. cs/Chris Wilson UPI
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William Smith (1697–1769) was a judge of the Province of New York and the father of William Smith, Joshua Hett Smith, and Doctor Thomas Smith. In 1760, Smith was offered the position of chief justice of the province. Against the advice of friends and family, he turned down the offer. Smith's son, the younger William Smith, was then offered the position, which he accepted. The elder Smith's actions in this instance would prove popular with the Patriots in the American Revolution.

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