John Smith (New York politician, born 1752)
|United States Senator|
from New York
February 23, 1804 – March 4, 1813
|Preceded by||John Armstrong, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Rufus King|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 1st district
February 27, 1800 – February 23, 1804
|Preceded by||Jonathan Nicoll Havens|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Riker|
|Born||February 12, 1752|
Mastic Beach, New York
|Died||August 12, 1816 (aged 64)|
Mastic Beach, New York
John Smith (February 12, 1752 – August 12, 1816) was an American politician from New York.
He was born on February 12, 1752, the son of State Senator William Smith (1720–1799) and Mary (Smith) Smith (1735–1758). His mother died on April 22, 1758, a week after the birth of a daughter Mary who died the next year. He lived at Manor St. George in Mastic Beach, Suffolk County, New York. In 1762, his father married Ruth Woodhull (1740–1822), a sister of Gen. Nathaniel Woodhull (1722–1776), and from that marriage John had six half-siblings.
He was elected to the 6th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan N. Havens, and took his seat on February 27, 1800. He was re-elected to the 7th and 8th United States Congresses, and served until February 23, 1804, when he took his seat in the U.S. Senate.
In February 1804, he was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of DeWitt Clinton, replacing the temporarily appointed John Armstrong. He was re-elected in 1807, and served until March 4, 1813.
John Smith was a great-grandson of Chief Justicee William "Tangier" Smith (1655–1705).
- "Mary Smith (1735–1758)" at Long Island Surnames
- United States Congress. "John Smith (id: S000566)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 63, 162-67 and 172f; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- "Smith, John (New York senator)". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Jonathan Nicoll Havens
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district
John Armstrong, Jr.
| U.S. Senator (Class 3) from New York
Served alongside: John Armstrong, Jr., Samuel L. Mitchill, Obadiah German