Nels H. Smith

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Nels Hansen Smith (August 27, 1884 – July 5, 1976) was an American politician who served as the 18th Governor of Wyoming from 1939 until 1943. He was a Republican.

Born and reared in Gayville, South Dakota, Smith moved to Wyoming in 1907 and subsequently was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives for the Fifteenth State Legislature. He lived in Crook County.

He lost the 1942 election to Lester Hunt, a Democrat.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Leslie A. Miller
Governor of Wyoming
January 2, 1939 – January 4, 1943
Succeeded by
Lester C. Hunt