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John SMITH

(1735-1824)
Senate Years of Service:
1803-1808
Party:
Democratic Republican

SMITH, John, a Senator from Ohio; born in either Virginia or Ohio around 1735; prepared for the ministry, and was pastor in various Baptist congregations in Virginia and Ohio by 1790; member of the Northwest Territorial legislature 1799-1803; upon the admission of Ohio as a State into the Union was elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from April 1, 1803, to April 25, 1808, when he resigned; died in St. Francisville, Louisiana, July 30, 1824.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Wilhelmy, Robert W. “Senator John Smith and the Aaron Burr Conspiracy.” Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin 28 (Spring 1970): 39-60.

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

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