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Smith, Jeremiah

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Born: 1759 AD
Died: 1842 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

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1759 - Born on the 29th of November in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

1777 - Smith entered Harvard College, but left to fight with General Stark's troops at the Battle of Bennington.

1787 - He served Peterborough as town clerk and selectman, and he was elected a State Representative.

1789 - Smith served on a committee to revise the laws of New Hampshire.

1791 - He was a delegate to the New Hampshire Constitutional Convention, which framed laws which were followed for the next fifty years.

         - Smith was elected to the United States House of Representatives in the elections and took his seat at Washington in March.

1797 - He served when he was named Judge of Probate for Rockingham County.

1800 - He was appointed U.S. District Attorney for New Hampshire.

1802-1809 - Smith served as Chief Justice then resigned to serve a one-year term as governor of the state.

1813 - He was again named Chief Justice of the state's highest court.

1816 - He served, then returned to legal practice again.

1820 - He retired to become president of a bank and treasurer of the Academy at Exeter.

1842 - Died on the 21st of September in Dover, New Hampshire, and is buried at the Winter Street Cemetery in Exeter, New Hampshire.

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