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John Joseph Smith (January 25, 1904 – February 16, 1980) was a United States federal judge.

Smith was born in Waterbury, Connecticut. He received a B.A. from Yale College in 1925. He received a LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1927. He was a Research fellow, Yale Law School from 1927 to 1928. He was in private practice of law in Waterbury, Connecticut from 1928 to 1941. He was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut from 1935 to 1941.

Smith was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Smith was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on October 16, 1941, to a seat vacated by Edwin S. Thomas. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 28, 1941, and received commission on October 30, 1941. Served as chief judge, 1953-1960. Smith's service was terminated on September 13, 1960, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Smith was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Smith was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 11, 1960, to a seat vacated by Carroll Clark Hincks. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 1, 1960, and received commission on September 2, 1960. Assumed senior status on November 6, 1971. Smith's service was terminated on February 16, 1980, due to death.

He died in Waterbury, Connecticut.

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