John Quincy Smith

John Quincy Smith ( * November 5, 1824 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio; † December 30, 1901 in Oakland, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Quincy Smith attended the public schools of his home and graduated from Miami University in Oxford afterwards. Subsequently, he worked in agriculture. Later he hit as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1860 and 1861 he was a member of the Senate of Ohio; in the years 1862 and 1863 and again from 1872 to 1873 he sat as a deputy in the State House of Representatives.

In the congressional elections of 1872, Smith was the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Lewis D. Campbell on March 4, 1873. Since he has not been confirmed in 1874, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1875. Between 1875 and 1877 Smith was Indian Commissioner of the Federal Government; 1878 to 1882, he served as American Consul-General in Montreal. In the 1880s, he switched to the Democratic Party. He died on December 30, 1901 in Oakland, and was buried in Waynesville.