William Nathan Harrell Smith

William Nathan Harrell Smith ( * September 24, 1812 in Murfreesboro, Hertford County, North Carolina, † November 14, 1889 in Raleigh, North Carolina) was an American lawyer and politician (Democratic Party), of the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives and represented in Konföderiertenkongress.

After attending school in his hometown and in Kingston (Rhode Iceland ), Colchester and East Lyme (Connecticut ) Smith studied at Yale. There he made his degree in 1834 and graduated in 1836 at the Law School of the University. Admission to the Bar Association joined them, after which he began practicing in Murfreesboro. At local level, Smith held several positions before he was elected to the 1840 House of Representatives from North Carolina; further terms of office he graduated there in 1858, 1865 and 1866. In 1848, he was a state senator. In addition, he served eight years as a solicitor of the first judicial district of North Carolina.

On 4 March 1859, he moved finally to a U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented the opposition party until March 3, 1861; this was founded by former members of the Whig Party disintegrated. He stood for election as Speaker of the House, but was defeated with a vote difference. After the start of the Civil War, Smith was appointed to the Provisional Konföderiertenkongress and selected in the connection to the House of Representatives of the first and second Konföderiertenkongresses.

After the war he was a member of the Democratic Party in 1868 and took part in the Democratic National Convention. He represented the interests of North Carolina Governor William Woods Holden in his impeachment, but that ended with the ouster Holdens. From 1878 to 1889, Smith was eventually chief judge on the North Carolina Supreme Court