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  Smith, Samuel
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1830-01-10  
 
NameSamuel Smith
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Baltimore, Maryland , United States
EmailNone
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Born July 27, 1752
DiedApril 22, 1839 (86 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifedChronicler
Mar 28, 2009 08:19pm
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Infoa Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born in Carlisle, Pa., July 27, 1752; moved with his family to Baltimore, Md., in 1759; attended a private academy; engaged in mercantile pursuits; served in the Revolutionary War as captain, major, and lieutenant colonel; engaged in the shipping business; member, State house of delegates 1790-1792; at the time of the threatened war with France in 1794 was appointed brigadier general of militia and commanded Maryland's quota during the Whisky Rebellion; during the War of 1812 served as major general of militia in the defense of Baltimore

U.S. Representative (AF-MD) 1793-1803; chairman, Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (Fifth through Seventh Congresses)

U.S. Senator (DR-MD) 1803-1815; President pro tempore of the Senate during the Ninth and Tenth Congresses

U.S. Representative (DR-MD) 1816-1822 (resigned); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Fourteenth Congress), Committee on Ways and Means (Fifteenth through Seventeenth Congresses)

Presided over the DRP National Caucus of 1816 which nominated James Monroe for the presidency.

U.S. Senator (DR-MD) 1822-1833; President pro tempore of the Senate during the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses; chairman, Committee on Finance (Eighteenth and Twentieth through Twenty-second Congresses)

Mayor of Baltimore, Md., 1835-1838; retired from public life; died in Baltimore, April 22, 1839; interment in the Old Westminster Burying Ground.


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RACES
  01/25/1833 MD US Senate Lost 29.07% (-41.86%)
  03/01/1831 President Pro Tempore Won 62.50% (+37.50%)
  05/29/1830 President Pro Tempore Won 57.69% (+34.62%)
  03/13/1829 President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/15/1828 President Pro Tempore Won 57.78% (+28.89%)
  01/09/1827 MD US Senate Won 93.98% (+87.95%)
  05/20/1826 President Pro Tempore Lost 37.25% (-3.92%)
  12/11/1822 MD US Senate - Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/07/1822 MD District 5 Won 43.21% (+0.00%)
  12/04/1821 US House Speaker Lost 8.33% (-19.87%)
  11/15/1820 US House Speaker Lost 21.03% (-9.13%)
  10/02/1820 MD District 5 Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  12/14/1819 MD US Senate - Special Election Lost 0.57% (-27.27%)
  12/14/1819 MD US Senate Lost 0.57% (-27.84%)
  12/01/1817 US House Speaker Lost 4.00% (-91.33%)
  10/07/1816 MD District 5 Won 42.02% (+10.67%)
  01/27/1816 MD District 5 - Special Election Won 70.17% (+40.35%)
  11/25/1814 President Pro Tempore Lost 3.12% (-46.88%)
  11/14/1809 MD US Senate Won 60.92% (+27.59%)
  11/00/1808 MD US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/16/1808 President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/02/1805 President Pro Tempore Won 75.00% (+50.00%)
  11/17/1802 MD US Senate Won 60.53% (+21.05%)
  04/06/1801 MD District 5 Won 98.77% (+97.54%)
  10/01/1798 MD District 5 Won 57.73% (+15.46%)
  10/03/1796 MD District 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/06/1794 MD District 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/04/1792 MD District 5 Won 61.13% (+22.26%)
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  09/03/1816 MD District 5 - Special Election Won 0.00% (-45.55%)
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