SMITH, John Quincy (1824-1901)

SMITH, JOHN QUINCY, a Representative from Ohio; born near Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, November 5, 1824; attended the common schools and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State senate in 1860 and 1861; served in the State house of representatives in 1862 and 1863; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1872 and 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1875-1877; appointed United States consul general to Montreal, Canada, and served from 1878 until he resigned in 1882; died in Oakland, Clinton County, Ohio, December 30, 1901; interment in Miami Cemetery, Waynesville, Ohio.

Haverford College
Special Collections, Magill Library
Haverford, PA
Papers: In the Hoag Indian Papers, 1865-1883, approximately 668 items.
Correspondents include John Q. Smith.