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  Smathers, George A.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
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NameGeorge A. Smathers
Address
Miami, Florida , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born November 14, 1913
DiedJanuary 20, 2007 (93 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 26, 2015 10:05pm
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Infoborn in Atlantic City, N.J., November 14, 1913; moved to Miami, Fla., in 1919; attended the public schools of Dade County, Fla.; graduated from the University of Florida at Gainesville in 1936 and from its law school in 1938; was admitted to the bar in 1938 and commenced practice in Miami, Fla.; assistant United States district attorney 1940-1942; during World War II served in the United States Marine Corps from May 1942 until discharged as a major in October 1945; special assistant to the U.S. attorney general from October 1945 until his resignation in January 1946 to begin his campaign for Representative in Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and Eighty-first Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1951); was not a candidate for renomination in 1950; elected to the United States Senate in 1950; reelected in 1956 and again in 1962, and served from January 3, 1951, until January 3, 1969; was not a candidate for reelection in 1968; chairman, Special Committee on Aging (Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses), Select Committee on Small Business (Ninetieth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and Miami, Fla.; is a resident of Washington, D.C., and Miami, Fla.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 20, 2007 02:45pm Obituary Former U.S. Senator George A. Smathers dead at 93  Article RMF 
Nov 29, 2003 02:35pm Profile A born winner, if not a native Floridian  Article Thomas Walker 

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FAMILY
Son Bruce A. Smathers 1943-
Father Frank Smathers 0000-
Grandfather Benjamin Franklin Smathers 0000-
Uncle William H. Smathers 1891-1955

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  06/11/1968 US President - D Primaries Lost 3.14% (-35.59%)
  11/06/1962 FL US Senate Won 70.02% (+40.06%)
  05/08/1962 FL US Senate - D Primary Won 84.18% (+73.50%)
  07/15/1960 US President - D Convention Lost 1.97% (-50.92%)
  07/01/1960 US President - D Primaries Lost 5.48% (-25.93%)
  05/24/1960 FL US President - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1956 FL US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/08/1956 FL US Senate - D Primary Won 87.54% (+75.07%)
  11/07/1950 FL US Senate Won 76.30% (+52.60%)
  05/02/1950 FL US Senate - D Primary Won 54.78% (+9.56%)
  11/02/1948 FL District 4 Won 81.02% (+62.04%)
  11/05/1946 FL - District 4 Won 71.90% (+43.81%)
  05/07/1946 FL District 4 - D Primary Won 68.24% (+36.47%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Mar 17, 1955 NPA Reject