Smith Thompson

Smith Thompson

Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Death 18 Dec 1843 (aged 75)
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Burial Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Plot Livingston Plot
Memorial ID 5664 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Smith Thompson (17 Jan 1768–18 Dec 1843), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5664, citing Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .