James Strudwick Smith

James Strudwick Smith ( * September 8, 1787 in Hillsboro, North Carolina, † December 7, 1852 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1821 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Smith first attended a private school and then completed the Hillsboro Academy. After a subsequent study of medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and his 1818 was admitted as a doctor, he began to work in Orange County in this profession.

Politically, Smith was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1816 he was in the eighth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Samuel Dickens on 4 March 1817. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1821 two legislative sessions. Since 1819 he was chairman of the Committee on Accounts.

1820 Smith was not nominated by his party for re-election. In the following years he practiced as a doctor again. Between 1821 and 1822 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In 1835 he was a delegate at a meeting to revise the State Constitution. James Smith died on December 7, 1852 near Chapel Hill.