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Henry P. SMITH, III

(1911-1995)

SMITH, Henry P., III, a Representative from New York; born in North Tonawanda, Niagara County, N.Y., September 29, 1911; attended the public schools and the Nichols School of Buffalo; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1933; graduated from Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, N.Y., 1936; was admitted to the bar in 1936 and practiced law in Ithaca, until 1941 and then in North Tonawanda; mayor of North Tonawanda, N.Y., 1961-1963; appointment as Niagara County, N.Y., judge, surrogate and family court judge, 1961; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; chairman, U.S. section, International Joint Commission, United States and Canada, 1975-1978; executive director and chairman, Association to Unite the Democracies; died on October 1, 1995, in Washington, D.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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