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  Smith, Jr., Fred J.
NameFred J. Smith, Jr.
Clayton, North Carolina , United States
Born March 27, 1942 (79 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedDavid
Mar 27, 2021 05:05pm
Tags Caucasian - Married - Army - Baptist - Straight -
InfoThe principles that have guided Fred Smith are grounded in his parent's strong influence and his childhood experiences growing up at the Methodist Orphanage in Raleigh, NC.

Fred's father was a teacher and coach there, and his mom served as a cottage "housemother." As a child, Fred played football and baseball, delivered a morning paper route, and was active in athletics, church programs and the Boy Scouts. While attending Raleigh's Broughton High School, Fred won a football scholarship to attend Wake Forest University. Subsequently, he worked his way through Wake Forest Law School where he graduated with honors in 1966.

Senator Smith served his country as a Captain in the United States Army JAG Corps for four years after law school. In the years that followed, Fred Smith became a successful attorney, entrepreneur, farmer/cattleman and homebuilder. Today, Senator Smith's family businesses provide over 600 jobs in Wake and Johnston Counties.

Fred is a committed father and husband to his five children and his wife Ginny. The Smith family is also active in the First Baptist Church of Clayton, where Fred is a Sunday school teacher. The Smiths have a strong commitment to their community -- often involving both their businesses and their individual interests.

Since assuming office in the State Senate, Smith has worked to implement his positive agenda of creating jobs, improving education, and protecting family values. Most recently, Senator Smith has joined with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to fight for a critical east-west transportation corridor, support an Amendment to the state Constitution defending marriage, and set spending priorities with a Taxpayer Protection Act. Fred's leadership has been applauded by conservatives across North Carolina.


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