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Alexander Smyth (1765April 17, 1830) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician from Virginia, who served in the United States House of Representatives and as a general during the War of 1812. 1765 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A lawyer is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law (and in other forms of dispute resolution). ... A Norwegian soldier (a Corporal, armed with an MP-5) A soldier is a person who has enlisted with, or has been conscripted into, the armed forces of a sovereign country and has undergone training and received equipment to defend that country or its interests. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... General is a military rank used by nearly every country in the world. ... The War of 1812 was a conflict fought in North America between the United States and Great Britain from 1812 to 1815. ...


Smyth was born on the Island of Rathlin, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States and settled in Botetourt County, Virginia in 1775 where he completed preparatory studies. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Abingdon, Virginia. Botetourt County is a county of the state of Virginia. ... Corruption Jurisprudence Philosophy of law Law (principle) List of legal abbreviations Legal code Intent Letter versus Spirit Natural Justice Natural law Religious law Witness intimidation Legal research External links Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Law Look up law in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Law, Legal Definitions... A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... Abingdon is a town located in Washington County, Virginia. ...


Smyth moved to Wythe County, Virginia, and was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1792, 1796, 1801, 1802, and from 1804 to 1808. He served in the Virginia Senate in 1808 and 1809. Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1790 Seat Wytheville Area  - Total  - Water 1,200 km² (463 mi²) 4 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... The Virginia Senate is the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. ...


Smyth served in the United States Army from 1808 to 1813. Commissioned as a colonel in 1808, he served as Inspector General to William Eustis, the acting War Secretary. During the Battle of Queenston Heights he refused to support his commander, General Stephen Van Rensselaer, a militia commander with no experience. After Van Rensselaer's disgrace, Smyth was given command and proved himself equally inept. In law a commission is a patent which allows a person to take possession of a state office and carry out official acts and duties. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Colonel Colonel is a military rank, usually the highest below general grades, and just above Lieutenant Colonel. ... Inspector General is a fact finding officer whose responsibility is to investigate charges of corruption, fraud, waste and abuse and other complaints regarding government officials. ... Battle of Queenston Heights Conflict War of 1812 Date October 13, 1812 Place Near Queenston, Ontario Result British victory The Battle of Queenston Heights was a battle of the War of 1812 on October 13, 1812 between the Americans led by Stephen Van Rensselaer and the British led by Isaac... Stephen Van Rensselaer III (November 1, 1764–January 26, 1839) was an American statesman, soldier, and land-owner, the heir to one of the greatest estates in the New York region at the time. ... The United States National Guard is a significant component of the United States armed forces military reserve. ...


After the war, Smyth resumed the practice of law, and again became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1816, 1817, 1826, and 1827. He was elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth United States Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1825. He was elected again to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses, serving again from March 4, 1827 until his death. In its most general sense, the practice of law involves giving legal advice to clients, drafting legal documents for clients, and representing clients in legal negotiations and court proceedings such as lawsuits, and is applied to the professional services of a lawyer or attorney at law, barrister, solicitor or civil... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Fifteenth United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... Sixteenth United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... Seventeenth United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... Eighteenth United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... Twentieth United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... Twenty-first United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Smyth died in Washington, D.C., and was interred in the United States Congressional Cemetery. Smyth County, Virginia is named after him. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C. (short for, District of Columbia), Washington, the Nations Capital, the District or, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United States of America. ... Congressional Cemetery The Congressional Cemetery is a historic cemetery located near the Anacostia River in Washington, DC. It is the final resting place of many members of the United States Congress, most of whom died in Washington while Congress was in session or afterwards when they were too ill to... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1832 Seat Marion Area  - Total  - Water 1,171 km² (452 mi²) 1 km² (0 mi²) 0. ...


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Alexander Smyth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (324 words)
Alexander Smyth (1765 April 17, 1830) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician from Virginia, who served in the United States House of Representatives and as a general during the War of 1812.
Smyth was born on the Island of Rathlin, Ireland.
Smyth moved to Wythe County, Virginia, and was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1792, 1796, 1801, 1802, and from 1804 to 1808.
The War of 1812 (325 words)
Alexander Smyth (1765 - 1830), was born in Ireland but emigrated to Virginia with his family when he was a young boy.
Smyth was stationed at Buffalo in September of 1812, only to find he was outranked by a militia commander, Stephen Van Rensellaer.
Smyth returned to Virginia and was eventually dropped from the army rolls.
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