|Thomas Rhett Smith|
|21st Mayor of Charleston|
1813 –March 1815
|Preceded by||Thomas Bennett Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Elias Horry|
|Died||March 28, 1829|
|Spouse(s)||Anne Rebecca Skirving (m. 1795)|
|Children||Anne Hutchinson Smith Elliott|
|Alma mater||Cambridge University|
Thomas Rhett Smith was the twenty-first intendant (mayor) of Charleston, South Carolina, serving from 1813 to March 1815.
Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers. Charleston had an estimated population of 134,875 in 2017. The estimated population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties, was 761,155 residents in 2016, the third-largest in the state and the 78th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.
Smith was born in 1768 to Roger Smith and Mary Rutledge. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives for St. James and Goose Creek Parish during four session, 1792–1799.In September 1796, he was elected to be a warden (city council member) for Charleston and was re-elected in September 1797. In 1800-1801, he served another term, representing the Charleston area.
Smith was elected intendant on September 20, 1813, by a vote of 465 (Smith) to 318 (Democrat Thomas Bennett Jr.)and was re-elected on September 19, 1814. He did not complete his second term; he resigned in March 1815 and was replaced by Elias Horry.
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Thomas Bennett Jr.
| Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina |
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