John Armstrong Smith
John Armstrong Smith ( born September 23, 1814 in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio; † March 7, 1892 ) was an American politician. Between 1869 and 1873 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.
John Smith studied until 1834 at Miami University in Oxford. After studying law and his 1835 was admitted to the bar he began in Hillsboro to work in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In 1841 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; In 1850 he was a delegate to a constitutional convention of his state. Later he joined the Republican Party, founded in 1854.
In the congressional elections of 1868, Smith was the sixth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Reader W. Clarke on March 4, 1869. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1873 two legislative sessions. In 1870 the 15th Amendment was ratified. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Smith practiced as a lawyer again. In 1873 he was again a delegate to a constitutional convention for Ohio. He died on 7 March 1892 in Hillsboro, where he was also buried.