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Birth
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

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.

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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 9 Jun 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5664
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5664/smith-thompson: accessed ), memorial page for Smith Thompson (17 Jan 1768–18 Dec 1843), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5664, citing Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .