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James Strudwick SMITH

(1790-1859)

SMITH, James Strudwick, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Hillsboro, Orange County, N.C., October 15, 1790; attended a private school near Hillsboro and Hillsboro Academy; was graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1818, and practiced medicine near Hillsboro and later near Chapel Hill, Orange County; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Sixteenth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of medicine; member of the State house of commons in 1821 and 1822; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1835; died near Chapel Hill, N.C., in August 1859; interment in a private cemetery on his farm.

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

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