H. Allen Smith (California)

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H. Allen Smith

H. Allen Smith (October 8, 1909 – June 4, 1998) was a Republican representative from California.

Born in Dixon, Lee County, Illinois, October 8, 1909, (Ronald Reagan's boyhood hometown) Smith was an F.B.I. agent and later a member of the California State Assembly from 1949 to 1956, a Presidential Elector for California in 1956, and a representative from California's 20th congressional district from 1957 to 1973. In Congress he compiled a conservative voting record, including votes against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965. He was also a delegate from California to the Republican National Convention in 1960. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. He died in Glendale on June 4, 1998, and is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. He was married to Elizabeth Smith. They had two sons, Lauren and Stephen Smith.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Carl Hinshaw
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 20th congressional district

1957–1973
Succeeded by
Carlos J. Moorhead