Smith, Thomas, 1745-1809

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Birth 1745
Death 1809-03-31

Biographical notes:

Thomas Smith (1745-1809), surveyor, lawyer, judge, and politician, of Pennsylvania.

From the description of Thomas Smith family papers, 1767-1841 (bulk 1793-1810). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38475724

"[Thomas Smith was] a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born near Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1745; pursued preparatory studies; attended the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; immigrated to the United States and settled in Bedford, Pa., February 9, 1769; deputy surveyor in 1769; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of his profession in 1772; deputy register of wills and prothonotary in 1773; justice of the peace in 1774; member of the committee of correspondence in 1775; served in the Revolutionary Army as a deputy colonel of militia; delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1776; member of the state house of representatives 1776-1780; Member of the Continental Congress 1781-1782; judge of the court of common pleas in 1791; judge of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court 1794-1809; died in Philadelphia, Pa., on March 31, 1809; interment in Christ Churchyard. -- "SMITH, Thomas, (1745-1809)" from the Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress, (Accessed September 29, 2009)

"George Washington [was an] American general and commander in chief of the colonial armies in the American Revolution (1775-83) and subsequently first president of the United States (1789-97)." -- "George Washington" from Encyclopaedia Britannica (Accessed September 29, 2009)

"The eldest son of Mary and G.W.J. De Renne, Wymberley Jones De Renne became a more noted collector [of materials relating to the state's past] than either of his parents were. He gathered his Georgia library beginning in the 1890s, upon returning to Savannah after spending much of his life in Europe. His library comprised mainly historical works, supplemented by a large collection of Georgia governmental and institutional publications, legal codes, digests, session laws, maps, pamphlets, and newspapers. To preserve his collection and make it easily accessible to scholars, De Renne built a classical fireproof library building near Wormsloe House in 1907." - "De Renne Family." New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Retrieved August 1, 2008)

From the description of Thomas Smith papers : George Washington division, 1785-1912. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 441831951


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