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  Smith, Elmo
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameElmo Smith
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Albany, Oregon , United States
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Born November 19, 1909
DiedJanuary 15, 1968 (58 years)
ContributorMr. Techno
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Aug 17, 2015 05:03am
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InfoELMO EVERETT SMITH was born near Grand Junction, Colorado and after the deaths of his parents spent his teen years on his uncle's ranch in Idaho. He worked his way through the College of Idaho, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1932, and then moved to Ontario, Oregon, where he became a newspaper owner and publisher. He was elected Mayor of Ontario twice, resigning during his second term to enlist in the Navy as a commander of a naval air transport base in the South Pacific during World War II. Smith became Mayor again after returning from the war and then won election to the Oregon state Senate. He became Senate President in 1955, and from that position succeeded to the governorship upon the death of Paul L. Patterson. Although he won the Republican primary to retain the governorship in his own right, he lost the general election. He then returned to the newspaper business, purchasing the Albany Democrat-Herald and several smaller weeklies. He went on to mount two unsuccessful political campaigns: one for the U.S. Senate and the other to become a Republican National Committeeman. However, he was chosen State Chairman of the Republican Party, serving from March, 1964 until June, 1965.

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Son Denny Smith 1938-

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  11/08/1960 OR US Senate Lost 45.38% (-9.23%)
  11/08/1960 OR US Senate - Special Election Lost 45.01% (-9.97%)
  05/20/1960 OR US Senate - R Primary Won 76.53% (+67.82%)
  11/06/1956 OR Governor Lost 49.48% (-1.04%)
  05/18/1956 OR Governor - R Primary Won 91.01% (+82.02%)
  01/31/1956 OR Governor - Succession Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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