Smith, Jeremiah, 1759-1842

Smith, Jeremiah, 1759-1842



  • Existence: 1759 - 1842


Jeremiah Smith was born in November 29, 1759 in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Smith attended Harvard University before graduation from Queens College in New Jersey. Smith served in the Continental Army and read law, entering the bar in 1786, after which he was in private practice until 1796. From 1798 to 1801, Smith served in the House of Representatives, the Senate as NH District Attorney and as a probate judge. In 1801, he was nominated as a federal judge to a seat on the United States Circuit Court and in 1809, he became governor of New Hampshire, a position he held for a year before returning to private practice. Smith died on September 21, 1842.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

William Sawyer letter

Mss 830269.1
Identifier: Mss 830269.1
Date(s): 1830-04-19

In English.