John Smith

John Smith

Mastic, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Death 12 Aug 1816 (aged 64)
Mastic, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Burial Mastic, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 17770878 · View Source
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US Senator. His extended family possessed a large manor on Long Island, and his immediate family resided on the northern section, "Longswamp". During the Revolutionary War, when the British occupied Long Island, the Smith family abandoned the manor and moved its livestock and other property deep into the swamp for which the manor was named, where they lived until the end of the war. John Smith served in the New York Assembly from 1784 to 1799. In 1788 Smith was a Delegate to the state convention that considered the US Constitution, voting against ratification. In 1799 he was elected to the US House of Representatives to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan N. Havens. He was reelected to two full terms and served from February 1800 until he resigned in February 1804 after having been elected to the US Senate. Smith was elected to the Senate as a Democratic-Republican to fill the vacancy caused by DeWitt Clinton's resignation. Smith was elected to a full term in 1806 and served until March 1813. In 1813 he was appointed New York's United States Marshal, serving until 1815. At the time of his death Smith was Major General of the New York Militia, a position he had held for several years.

Bio by: Bill McKern

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