Smith, Jeremiah was born on July 14, 1837 in Exeter, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Hale) Smith.
Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1856, A.M., 1859. Doctor of Laws, Dartmouth, 1883.
Father of Jeremiah, Junior Admitted to bar, 1861. Practiced at Dover, N.H., 1861-1867. Justice Supreme Court of the N.H., 1867-1874.
Story professor of law, Harvard, 1890-1910 (resigned to take effect September 1, 1910). Visitor Chandler Scientific School, Dartmouth, 1885-1892. Trustee Phillips Exeter Academy, 1868-1874, and 1898-1902.