Edward H. Smith (politician)

Edward H. Smith
Edward Henry Smith of Smithtown.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded byLuther C. Carter
Succeeded byHenry G. Stebbins
Personal details
Born(1809-05-05)May 5, 1809
Smithtown, New York
DiedAugust 7, 1885(1885-08-07) (aged 76)
Smithtown, New York
Political partyDemocratic

Edward Henry Smith (May 5, 1809 – August 7, 1885) was a U.S. Representative from New York during the American Civil War.


Born in Smithtown, Long Island, New York, Smith attended private schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as Justice of the Peace in the township of Smithtown 1833–1843, assessor 1840–1843, and supervisor 1856–1860.

Smith was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863) defeating incumbent Luther C. Carter in the election. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1862. He resumed farming in Suffolk County, New York. He died in Smithtown, New York on August 7, 1885. He was interred in St. James' Protestant Episcopal Cemetery, St. James, Long Island, New York.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Luther C. Carter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry G. Stebbins

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