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William Smith (South Carolina senator)

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Collection: 1762 Births, 1840 Deaths, Democratic Party (United States) Vice Presidential Nominees, Democratic-Republican Party United States Senators, Members of the Alabama House of Representatives, South Carolina Democratic-Republicans, South Carolina Democrats, South Carolina Lawyers, United States Senators from South Carolina, United States Vice-Presidential Candidates, 1828, United States Vice-Presidential Candidates, 1836
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William Smith (South Carolina senator)

William Smith
Member of the South Carolina Senate
from the York district
In office
November 28, 1831 – December 17, 1831
Preceded by Benjamin Person
Succeeded by William Hill
United States Senator
from South Carolina
In office
November 29, 1826 – March 4, 1831
Preceded by William Harper
Succeeded by Stephen Miller
In office
December 4, 1816 – March 4, 1823
Preceded by John Taylor
Succeeded by Robert Hayne
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the York district
In office
November 22, 1824 – November 29, 1826
Preceded by Multi-member district
Succeeded by William McGill
Personal details
Born 1762
North Carolina, British America
Died June 26, 1840 (aged 77–78)
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Republican (Before 1825)
Democratic (1828–1840)

William Smith (1762 – June 26, 1840) was chosen as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate representing South Carolina in 1816. The legislature declined to re-elect him when his term expired in 1823. He was narrowly chosen senator in 1826 and was again replaced in 1831.

Smith was one of the first Southerners to argue, at the time of the Richard Mentor Johnson as the Democratic vice presidential candidate, and voted for the ticket of Martin Van Buren and William Smith, putting Johnson two electoral votes short of a majority; the Senate chose Johnson.

In 1832, he moved to Louisiana, having lost his political base in South Carolina; in 1836, he moved on to Huntsville, Alabama, and was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives for Madison County from August 1, 1836, holding that seat for the rest of

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