H. Allen Smith (California)

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H. Allen Smith
H. Allen Smith 92nd Congress 1971.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 20th district
In office
January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byJohn Carl Hinshaw
Succeeded byCarlos Moorhead
Personal details
Born(1909-10-08)October 8, 1909
Dixon, Illinois
DiedJune 4, 1998(1998-06-04) (aged 88)
Glendale, California
Political partyRepublican
Alma materB.A. University of Southern California, 1930; LL.B. University of Southern California, 1933

H. Allen Smith (October 8, 1909 – June 4, 1998) was a Republican representative from California.

Born in Dixon, Lee County, Illinois, October 8, 1909, (Ronald Reagan's boyhood hometown) Smith was an F.B.I. agent and later a member of the California State Assembly from 1949 to 1956, a Presidential Elector for California in 1956, and a representative from California's 43rd congressional district from 1957 to 1973. In Congress he compiled a conservative voting record, including votes against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965. He was also a delegate from California to the Republican National Convention in 1960. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. He died in Glendale on June 4, 1998, and is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. He was married to Elizabeth Smith. They had two sons, Lauren and Stephen Smith.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "H. Allen Smith (id: S000545)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Carl Hinshaw
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 20th congressional district

1957–1973
Succeeded by
Carlos J. Moorhead