William Smith (Virginia representative)

William Smith ( * in Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1821 and 1827 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Smith attended the public schools of his home. Over his career, nothing is handed down. In 1782 he became a member of the Lower House of Virginia. Later he joined the Democratic- Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1820, Smith was the seventh constituency of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Ballard Smith on March 4, 1821. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1827 three legislative periods. The mid- 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson. Since 1823, he acted as the successor of Thomas Newton the 21th district of his state.

After the end of his time in Congress, the trace of William Smith loses.