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Josiah Smith


Josiah Smith

Josiah Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Preceded by John Reed, Sr.
Succeeded by Samuel Taggart
Personal details
Born February 26, 1738
Pembroke, Massachusetts
Died April 4, 1803(1803-04-04) (aged 65)
Pembroke, Massachusetts
Resting place Pembroke Cemetery
Political party Democratic-Republican
Children Albert Smith
Alma mater Harvard College, 1774
Profession Attorney

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 1
  • Service in Congress 2
  • Death and burial 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5
    • Footnotes 5.1

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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