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.

Education:
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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