Ballard Smith – Continental Army Officer – Virginia


Ballard Smith was a soldier and congressman from Virginia.

Smith was born in Hanover County, Virginia. In the Revolutionary War, he rose to the now-defunct rank of captain lieutenant in the 1st Virginia Regiment of the Continental Army. In the 1790s, he rose to the rank of major in the United States Army.

He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1810 to 1813 and was later elected a Democratic-Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1814, serving from 1815 to 1821. Afterwards, Smith returned to the House of Delegates in 1824, serving again until 1826 and again in 1836 and 1837.

==Electoral History==


Smith was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Federalist John Mathews.


Smith was re-elected unopposed.


Smith was re-elected unopposed.