Isaac Smith (New Jersey)

Isaac Smith ( * 1740 in Trenton, New Jersey; † August 29, 1807 ) was an American politician. Between 1795 and 1797 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Isaac Smith grew up during the British colonial period and attended until 1755, Princeton College. From 1755 to 1758 he was despite his youth at that college teachers. After a subsequent medical studies and his medical license, he began to work in Trenton in this profession. Smith joined in the 1770s and the American Revolution was 1776-1777 colonel of militia in Hunterdon County. From 1777 to 1804, including during his time as a congressman, he was a judge on the New Jersey Supreme Court

End of the 1790s he joined, founded by Alexander Hamilton Federalist Party. The New Jersey State far ausgetrategenen congressional elections of 1794 Smith was elected as the fifth parliamentary seat of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he became the successor of Lambert Cadwalader on March 4, 1795. Until March 3, 1797 he was able to complete only one term in Congress. In 1797 he was appointed as negotiator with the Seneca Indians by the outgoing President George Washington. Smith was also active in the banking sector since 1805 was president of the Trenton Banking Co. He died on August 29, 1807 in Trenton, where he was also buried.