Samuel Axley Smith

Samuel Axley Smith ( born June 26, 1822 Monroe County, Tennessee, † November 25, 1863 in Ladd Springs, Tennessee ) was an American politician. From 1853 to 1859 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Smith was employed by the primary school itself as a teacher. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1845 admitted to the bar, he began practicing in his new profession in Cleveland, Bradley County. From 1845 to 1850 he was district attorney. Politically, Smith became a member of the Democratic Party. In 1848 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, was nominated on the Lewis Cass as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1852, Smith was the third electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Montgomery Churchwell on March 4, 1853. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1859 three legislative periods. These were determined from the discussions and events leading up to the Civil War. In 1858, Smith was not re-elected.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Smith was Federal Commissioner for the Land Office for a short time. During the Civil War he was in charge of arms procurement in Tennessee for the Army of the Confederacy. He died on 25 November 1863 in Ladd Springs.