|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 6th district
March 4, 1797 – March 3, 1799
|Preceded by||Samuel Earle|
|Succeeded by||Abraham Nott|
|Member of the South Carolina Senate from the Spartanburg District|
|Born||September 20, 1751|
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
|Died||June 22, 1837 (aged 85)|
Spartanburg District, South Carolina
|Profession||planter, politician, judge|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Battles/wars||American Revolutionary War|
Smith was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the oldest son of Ralph Smith and Mercy Penquite Smith. He moved to what became Spartanburg District, South Carolina with his family in 1765, where he became a planter. He fought in the Revolutionary War and served as a county judge from 1785 to 1797. He served in the South Carolina Senate from the Spartanburg District from 1790 to 1796 and was later elected a Democratic-Republican to the fifth congress serving from 1797 to 1799. He was elected back to the South Carolina Senate serving from 1810 to 1818. He died in the Spartanburg District in 1837.
- United States Congress. "William Smith (id: S000625)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district
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