Arthur Smith Edit Profile
Born at "Windsor Castle," near Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Smith attended an academy at Smithfield, Virginia, and graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1808, and commenced practice in Smithfield, Virginia.
He also engaged in agricultural pursuits. Smith served as colonel in the War of 1812. Smith was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and reelected as a Crawford Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1825).
He was not a candidate for renomination in 1824. He died in Smithfield, Virginia, March 30, 1853. He was interred in the family burying ground on Windsor Castle estate, near Smithfield, Virginia.
1823; Smith was re-elected unopposed.
He also served as member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1818 to 1820. Smith resumed the practice of law, and again served as member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1836–1841.