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Jeremiah Smith

Jeremiah Smith, American governor of New Hampshire, jurist. member N.H. House of Representatives, 1788-1791; member United States House of Representatives from N.H., 2d-4th congresses, 1791-1797; member N.H. Constitutional Convention, 1791-1792.

Background

  • Smith, Jeremiah was born on November 29, 1759 in Peterborough, New Hampshire, United States. Son of William and Elizabeth (Morison) Smith.

  • Education

    • Attended Harvard, 1777-1779. Graduate Queen’s College (now Rutgers), 1780.

    Career

    • Admitted to Amherst (N.H.) bar, 1786. Member N.H. House of Representatives, 1788-1791. Member United States House of Representatives from N.H., 2d-4th congresses, 1791-1797.

      Member N.H. Constitutional Convention, 1791-1792. United States district attorney for N.H. district, 1797-1800. Judge probate Rockingham County (N.H.), 1800-1802.

      Circuit judge of the United States, 1801-1802. Chief justice N.H. Supreme Court, 1802-1809, 13-16. Presidential elector, 1808.

      Governor N.H. Federalist, 1809, 10. Associate counsel (with Daniel Webster and Jeremiah.

    Membership

    Member N.H. House of Representatives, 1788-1791. Member United States House of Representatives from N.H., 2d-4th congresses, 1791-1797. Member N.H. Constitutional Convention, 1791-1792.

    Connections

    • Married Eliza Ross, Mar 8, 1797. Married second, Elizabeth Hale, September 20, 1831.
    • father: William Smith
    • mother: Elizabeth (Morison) Smith
    • spouses: Eliza Ross
    • Elizabeth Hale
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    Died September 21, 1842
    (aged 82)
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