SMITH, John, (1735 - 1824)

Senate Years of Service: 1803-1808
Party: Democratic Republican

SMITH, John, a Senator from Ohio; born in either Virginia or Ohio around 1735; prepared for the ministry, and was pastor in various Baptist congregations in Virginia and Ohio by 1790; member of the Northwest Territorial legislature 1799-1803; upon the admission of Ohio as a State into the Union was elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from April 1, 1803, to April 25, 1808, when he resigned; died in St. Francisville, Louisiana, July 30, 1824.


American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Wilhelmy, Robert W. “Senator John Smith and the Aaron Burr Conspiracy.” Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin 28 (Spring 1970): 39-60.