In 1837, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate. He served as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and on the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Smith died in New Milford,CT on June 3, 1852 of apoplexy. He is buried in Center Cemetery, New Milford, CT.
Note: Newspaper obituaries list his date of death as June 3, 1852 while his tombstone marks it as June 8, 1852.
Litchfield Republican, June 10,1852, Page 3, Litchfield, Connecticut.
Postmaster (New Milford, CT) 1829-1837
Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1804, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.
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