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Jeremiah Smith

Biography of Jeremiah Smith

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Smith
  • First Name: Jeremiah
  • Date of Birth: November , 29 , 1759
  • Place of Birth (POB): Peterborough , New Hampshire (US-NH, NH, 33, N.H)
  • Date of Death: September , 21 , 1842
  • Place of Death (POD): Dover , New Hampshire (US-NH, NH, 33, N.H)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Jeremiah Smith Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Circuit Court for the First Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Circuit Court (1801)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: John Adams ( Federalist )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/18/1801
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 2 Stat. 89
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/20/1801
  • Commission Date: 02/20/1801
  • Date of Termination: 07/01/1802
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Abolition of Court

Jeremiah Smith in the Law School

  • Name of School: Harvard University

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Queens College (now Rutgers University)
  • Law Degree Year: 1780

Third Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1786

Jeremiah Smith Career Path


  • Continental Army
  • Private practice, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1786-1796
  • State representative, New Hampshire, 1798-1791
  • U.S. representative from New Hampshire, 1791-1797
  • U.S. attorney for the District of New Hampshire, 1797-1800
  • Judge, Rockingham County [New Hampshire] Probate Court, 1800-1801
  • Chief justice, Superior Court of Judicature of New Hampshire, 1802-1809, 1813-1816
  • Governor, New Hampshire, 1809-1810
  • Private practice, New Hampshire, 1810-1813, 1816-1820


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  • Description: Biography of Jeremiah Smith Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Smith First Name: Jeremiah Date of Birth: November , [...]

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