John Smith (Virginia)
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John Smith Virginia

John S. Smith
John S. Smith, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile LCCN2007675907.tif
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd district

March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1815
George Jackson
Henry S. Tucker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st district

March 4, 1801 - March 3, 1803
Robert Page
John G. Jackson
Member of the Virginia Senate from Frederick, Berkeley, Hampshire and Hardy Counties

1791-1794
Robert Rutherford
Hugh Holmes
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Frederick County

1786
Alongside Charles Thruston

1777-1779
Alongside Isaac Zane
Personal details
Born(1750-05-07)May 7, 1750
Locust Hill, Virginia Colony, British America
DiedMarch 5, 1836(1836-03-05) (aged 85)
near Middletown, Virginia, U.S.
Resting placeWinchester, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Professionplanter
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
United States of America
Branch/serviceVirginia Militia
Battles/warsDunmore's War
American Revolutionary War
War of 1812

John Smith (May 7, 1750 – March 5, 1836) was a United States Representative from Virginia.

Biography

Smith was born in 1750 at Shooter's Hill, near Locust Hill in the Colony of Virginia to parents Captain John Smith (1715-1771) and Mary Jaquelin (1714-1764); moved to Frederick County, Va., in 1773 and engaged in planting at Hackwood, near Winchester; commissioned a justice of the peace in 1773; served in Dunmore's War with the Indians in 1774, the American Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812; member of the House of Delegates 1779-1783; served in the state Senate 1791-1794; elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1801 - March 3, 1815); resumed agricultural pursuits; died at "Rockville", near Middletown, Frederick County, Va., on March 5, 1836; interment in the family burying ground at Hackwood, near Winchester, Va.; reinterred in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va., in 1890.

Electoral history

Smith's wife, Anna Bull
  • 1801; Smith was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 59.27% of the vote, defeating Federalist Philip C. Pendleton.
  • 1803; Smith was re-elected with 89.86% of the vote, defeating fellow Democratic-Republican Joseph Sexton.
  • 1805; Smith was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1807; Smith was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1809; Smith was re-elected with 86.59% of the vote, defeating Federalist Robert Page.
  • 1811; Smith was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1813; Smith was re-elected with 82.39% of the vote, defeating Federalist Page.

References

  • United States Congress. "John Smith (id: S000564)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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