Lawrence J. Smith
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Lawrence J. Smith
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Florida's 16th district
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
|Succeeded by||Tom Lewis|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives|
Lawrence Jack Smith
April 25, 1941
Brooklyn, New York
|Alma mater||New York University, Brooklyn Law School|
He attended public schools in East Meadow, New York. He attended New York University in New York City from 1958 to 1961. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1964. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1964 and he commenced practice in New York City. In 1972, he was admitted to the Florida bar, and from 1974 until 1978, he was chairman of the Hollywood (Fl.) Planning and Zoning Board. From 1978 until 1982, he served in the Florida House of Representatives.
Lawrence Smith was a delegate to seven Democratic National Conventions from 1980 to 2004. He was elected as a Democrat to the 98th United States Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses. He served from January 3, 1983 until January 3, 1993. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the 103rd United States Congress.
On August 3, 1993 Congressman Smith pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and one count of filing false campaign reports. He was sentenced to three months in jail.
Currently, he is a resident of Hollywood, Florida.
- nytimes.com, August 3, 1993, Ex-congressman to go to prison,
- List of Jewish members of the United States Congress
- List of federal political scandals in the United States
- United States Congress. "Lawrence J. Smith (id: S000586)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Appearances on C-SPAN
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from Florida's 16th congressional district
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