John Speed Smith

John Speed Smith

Birth
Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky, USA
Death 6 Jun 1854 (aged 61)
Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 7932790 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1812 and commenced to practice law in Richmond, Kentucky. During the War of 1812, he enlisted in the US Army and served as a Colonel aide-de-camp to General William Henry Harrison, who was later President of the United States. After the war, he was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives in 1819, was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George Robertson, serving (1821-23). Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was again a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives (1827, 1830, 1839, 1841, 1845), US District Attorney for Kentucky (1828-32) and a member of the Kentucky State Senate, (1846-50).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 29 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7932790
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Speed Smith (1 Jul 1792–6 Jun 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7932790, citing Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .