SMITH, James Strudwick (1790-1859)

SMITH, JAMES STRUDWICK, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Hillsboro, Orange County, N.C., October 15, 1790; attended a private school near Hillsboro and Hillsboro Academy; was graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1818, and practiced medicine near Hillsboro and later near Chapel Hill, Orange County; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Sixteenth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of medicine; member of the State house of commons in 1821 and 1822; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1835; died near Chapel Hill, N.C., in August 1859; interment in a private cemetery on his farm.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1822-1839. 5 volumes.
Physician's account books.