Jonathan Bayard SMITH, Congress, PA (1742-1812)

SMITH, Jonathan Bayard, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 21, 1742; received an English education, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1760; secretary of the Philadelphia Committee of Safety 1775-1777; Member of the Continental Congress in 1777 and 1778; prothonotary of the court of common pleas in 1777 and 1778; appointed justice of the court of common pleas in 1778; one of the founders in 1779 of the University of the State of Pennsylvania and a member of its board of trustees until its consolidation in 1791 with the College of Philadelphia into the University of Pennsylvania, serving as a trustee of the latter institution until his death; also a trustee of Princeton College from 1779 until 1808; served on the board of aldermen of Philadelphia 1792-1794; auditor general of Pennsylvania in 1794; died in Philadelphia, Pa., June 16, 1812; interment in the graveyard of the Second Presbyterian Church.

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

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