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Lawrence Jack SMITH

(1941- )

SMITH, Lawrence Jack, a Representative from Florida; born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 25, 1941; attended public schools in East Meadow, N.Y.; attended the New York University, New York City, 1958-1961; LL.B. and J.D., Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1964; admitted to the New York bar, 1964 and commenced practice in New York City; admitted to the Florida bar, 1972; elected to the Florida house of representatives, 1978-1982; chairman, Hollywood (Fl.) Planning and Zoning Board, 1974-1978; delegate to seven Democratic National Conventions from 1980 to 2004; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; is a resident of Hollywood, Fla.

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

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