John Armstrong Smith

John Armstrong Smith (September 23, 1814 – March 7, 1892) was an American lawyer and politician who served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1869 to 1873.

John Armstrong Smith
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byReader W. Clarke
Succeeded byIsaac R. Sherwood
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Highland County district
In office
December 6, 1841 – December 3, 1843
Serving with Abraham Lowman, Robert Robinson
Preceded byJames Carothers, James Smith
Succeeded byHugh Means, Burnham Martin
Personal details
Born(1814-09-23)September 23, 1814
Hillsboro, Ohio
DiedMarch 7, 1892(1892-03-07) (aged 77)
Hillsboro, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
Alma materMiami University


Born in Hillsboro, Ohio, Smith pursued classical studies and was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1834. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Hillsboro, Ohio. He served in the State house of representatives in 1841. He served as member of the State constitutional convention of Ohio in 1850.


Smith was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873).

Later career and deathEdit

He resumed the practice of law. He served as member of the State constitutional convention of 1873.

He died in Hillsboro, Ohio, March 7, 1892. He was interred in Hillsboro Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John Armstrong Smith (id: S000569)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by