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William Loughton Smith

congressman , diplomat

William Loughton Smith, British congressman, diplomat. member privy council, 1784; member South Carolina. House of Representatives, 1784-1788, 1808; member United States House of Representatives from South Carolina., 1st-5th congresses, 1789-July 1797.

Background

Smith, William Loughton was born in 1758 in Charleston, South Carolina, circa. Son of Benjamin and Anne (Loughton) Smith.

Career

Minister to Portugal and Spain, 1797-1801. Made unsuccessful attempt to reenter Congress, 1804. President Santee Canal Company Author: (pamphlet attacking Jefferson) The Politicks and Views of A Certain Party Displayed, 1792.

Works

  • Author: (pamphlet attacking Jefferson) The Politicks and Views of A Certain Party Displayed, 1792. Other pamphlets.

Membership

Member privy council, 1784. Member South Carolina. House of Representatives, 1784-1788, 1808.

Member United States House of Representatives from South Carolina., 1st-5th congresses, 1789-July 1797.

Connections

Married Charlotte Izard, May 1, 1786. Married second, Charlotte Wrag, December 19, 1805.

father:
Benjamin Smith

mother:
Anne (Loughton) Smith

spouses:
Charlotte Izard

Charlotte Wrag