Joshua B. Smith

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Joshua Brewster Smith (February 9, 1801 – June 17, 1860) was an American politician from New York.


He was the son of State Senator Joshua Smith (1763–1845) and Deborah Smith (1771–1809), and was born and died at the family estate in the Smithtown section of Hauppauge. He married Mary Rogers (1808–1878), and they had seven children, six of whom died in infancy.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Suffolk Co.) in 1839 and 1843.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (2nd D.) from 1844 to 1847, sitting in the 67th, 68th, 69th and 70th New York State Legislatures.

He was again a member of the State Senate (1st D.) in 1858 and 1859.

He was buried at the Hauppauge Rural Cemetery.


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New York State Senate
Preceded by
John Hunter
New York State Senate
Second District (Class 1)

Succeeded by
district abolished
Preceded by
James Rider
New York State Senate
1st District

Succeeded by
Edward A. Lawrence