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John Day Smith, American judge. Served in Civil War in Company F, 19th Maine Volumes, 2d Army Corps.

Background

Smith, John Day was born on February 25, 1845 in Litchfield, Maine, United States. Son of Edward G. and Elizabeth B. (Lord) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1872, A.M., 1875. Bachelor of Laws, Columbian (now George Washington University, 1878, Master of Laws, 1881.

Career

Served in Civil War in Company F, 19th Maine Volumes, 2d Army Corps. Was in all battles of Army of Potomac from Antietam until June 22, 1864, when he was severely wounded in action at Petersburg, Virginia Principal Worcester (Massachusetts) Academy, 1872-1876. Admitted to bar, 1880.

Member Minnesota House of Representatives, 1889, Senate, 1891-1895. Judge 4th Judicial District Minnesota, terms 1905-1911, 1911-1917. Resigned because of serious illness, May 5, 1913.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Cases on Constitutional Law, 1897. History of Nineteenth Maine Regiment, 1909. Reminiscences and Sunset Memories, 1923.

Politics

A believer should support social climates, in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth.

Views

The family is encompassing a wider range of options than that of the two-generational unit of parents and children.

Membership

Served in Civil War in Company F, 19th Maine Volumes, 2d Army Corps.

Connections

Married Mary H. Chadbourne, July 20, 1872 (died 1874). Married second, Laura Bean, September 16, 1879.

father:
Edward G. Smith

mother:
Elizabeth B. (Lord) Smith

spouses:
Laura Bean

Mary H. Chadbourne