William Smith (South Carolina representative)

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William Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1797 – March 3, 1799
Preceded by Samuel Earle
Succeeded by Abraham Nott
Member of the South Carolina Senate from the Spartanburg District
In office
In office
Personal details
Born (1751-09-20)September 20, 1751
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Died June 22, 1837(1837-06-22) (aged 85)
Spartanburg District, South Carolina
Political party Democratic-Republican
Profession planter, politician, judge
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

William Smith (September 20, 1751 – June 22, 1837) was a congressman, state senator and judge from South Carolina.[1]

Smith was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the oldest son of Ralph Smith and Mercy Penquite Smith. He moved to what became Spartanburg District, South Carolina with his family in 1765, where he became a planter. He fought in the Revolutionary War and served as a county judge from 1785 to 1797. He served in the South Carolina Senate from the Spartanburg District from 1790 to 1796 and was later elected a Democratic-Republican to the fifth congress serving from 1797 to 1799. He was elected back to the South Carolina Senate serving from 1810 to 1818. He died in the Spartanburg District in 1837.[2]

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  1. ^ "SMITH, William, (1751 - 1837)". Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "William Smith". Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Earle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Abraham Nott

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.