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Smith Thompson
Birth: Jan. 17, 1768
Death: Dec. 18, 1843

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice. Born in New York City, he graduated from the College of New Jersey, in 1788, taught for a short period, then studied law and opened a practice. He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1810 and served as Chief Justice of the New York State Supreme Court (1814-18). He was Secretary of the Navy, when President James Monroe appointed him a Supreme Court Associate Justice on September 1, 1823. He served in office until his death at 75 and the destroyer USS Smith Thompson (DD-212) was named in his honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ezra Thompson (1738 - 1816)
  Rachel Smith Thompson (1739 - 1804)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Davenport Livingston Thompson (1805 - 1886)
  Sarah Livingston Thompson (1777 - 1833)*
 
 Children:
  Gilbert Livingston Thompson (1800 - 1874)*
 
 Siblings:
  Tamma Thompson Sutherland (1764 - 1790)*
  Smith Thompson (1768 - 1843)
  Rachel Thompson Todd (1773 - 1849)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
Poughkeepsie
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Plot: Livingston Plot
 
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Record added: Jun 10, 1999
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