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

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

Alongside Charles Thruston

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
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.


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.


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

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