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Josiah Smith

Updated: 2016-07-26T05:08Z
For other people with the same name, see Josiah Smith (disambiguation).
Josiah Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Preceded byJohn Reed Sr.
Succeeded bySamuel Taggart
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornFebruary 26, 1738
Pembroke, Massachusetts
DiedApril 4, 1803(1803-04-04) (aged 65)
Pembroke, Massachusetts
Resting placePembroke Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
ChildrenAlbert Smith
Alma materHarvard College, 1774

Josiah Smith (February 26, 1738 – April 4, 1803) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Pembroke, to Reverend Thomas Smith[1] and Judith Miller Smith.[2] Smith graduated from Harvard College in 1774, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced.

Service in the Massachusetts Legislature

Smith was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1789 and 1790 and served in the Massachusetts State Senate from 1792 to 1794 and in 1797. He was State treasurer in 1797,

Service in Congress

Smith was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventh Congress, serving from March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1803. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1802.

Death and burial

On his way home from Washington, Smith contracted smallpox[1][2] in New York, he died in Pembroke.[1] Smith was interred in Center Cemetery, Pembroke, Massachusetts.


External links


  1. ^ a b c Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1884), History of Plymouth County, Massachusetts: with Biographical Sketches of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Lewis & CO., p. 237. 
  2. ^ a b Proctor, Karen Cross (2008), Pembroke, Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, p. 123. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Reed, Sr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Succeeded by
Samuel Taggart
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