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Jedediah Kilburn SMITH

(1770-1828)

SMITH, Jedediah Kilburn, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Amherst, N.H., November 7, 1770; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Amherst in 1800; member of the State house of representatives in 1803; member of the State senate 1804-1806 and 1809; elected as a Republican to the Tenth Congress (March 4, 1807-March 3, 1809); unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1810; councilor 1810-1815; postmaster at Amherst from May 19, 1819, until his successor was appointed on March 15, 1826; associate justice of the court of common pleas 1816-1821, and of the court of sessions 1821-1823; chief justice of the court of sessions 1823-1825; died in Amherst, Hillsborough County, N.H., December 17, 1828.

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