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Isaac SMITH

(1740-1807)

SMITH, Isaac, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Trenton, N.J., in 1740; was graduated from Princeton College in 1755; teacher in that institution 1755-1758; studied medicine and commenced practice in Trenton, N.J.; colonel in the Hunterdon County Militia in 1776 and 1777; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1797); appointed by President Washington a commissioner to treat with the Seneca Indians in 1797; associate justice of the supreme court of New Jersey 1777-1804; first president of the Trenton Banking Co. 1805-1807; died in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., on August 29, 1807; interment in the First Presbyterian Churchyard.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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