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Name Thompson, Smith
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Thompson, Smith
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Thompson, Smith
Born January 17, 1768, in Amenia, NY
Died December 18, 1843, in Poughkeepsie, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Received a recess appointment from James Monroe on September 1, 1823, to a seat vacated by Henry Brockholst Livingston; nominated to the same position by James Monroe on December 5, 1823. Confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1823, and received commission on December 9, 1823. Service terminated on December 18, 1843, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Second Circuit, September 1, 1823-December 18, 1843

Education:
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), 1788
Read law, 1792

Professional Career:
Private practice, Troy, New York, 1792-1793
Private practice, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1793-1802
State assemblyman, New York, 1800
Delegate, New York constitutional convention, 1801
Justice, Supreme Court of Judicature of New York, 1802-1818; chief justice, 1814-1818
Secretary of the U.S. Navy, 1818-1823
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