History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Smith, Jeremiah
Born November 29, 1759, in Peterborough, NH
Died September 21, 1842, in Dover, NH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the First Circuit
Nominated by John Adams on February 18, 1801, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 89. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1801, and received commission on February 20, 1801. Service terminated on July 1, 1802, due to abolition of the court.

Harvard University
Queens College (now Rutgers University), 1780
Read law, 1786

Professional Career:
Continental Army
Private practice, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1786-1796
State representative, New Hampshire, 1798-1791
U.S. representative from New Hampshire, 1791-1797
U.S. attorney for the District of New Hampshire, 1797-1800
Judge, Rockingham County [New Hampshire] Probate Court, 1800-1801
Chief justice, Superior Court of Judicature of New Hampshire, 1802-1809, 1813-1816
Governor, New Hampshire, 1809-1810
Private practice, New Hampshire, 1810-1813, 1816-1820
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