Smith, H. Alexander (Howard Alexander), 1880-1966

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Birth 1880-01-30
Death 1966-10-27

Biographical notes:

Senator, lawyer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Howard Alexander Smith : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309725674

Howard Alexander Smith (b. Jan. 30, 1880, N.Y.C.-d. Oct. 27, 1966, Princeton, N.J.), U.S. Senator from New Jersey, graduated from Princeton University and the Columbia University law school. After practicing law in Colorado he served in the U.S. Food Administration during World War I. He was executive secretary of Princeton and a politics lecturer during the 1920s. In 1944 he was elected as a Republican to the Senate, serving until 1959.

From the description of Smith, H. Alexander (Howard Alexander), 1880-1966 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10569909

U.S. senator for New Jersey; lawyer, New York ? executive secretary, Princeton University.

From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1949. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122317708

H. Alexander Smith served as the executive secretary of Princeton University and was later elected to the United States Senate representing New Jersey.

Smith made contributions to United States foreign policy while serving on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He worked as a lawyer and for Princeton University before serving as treasurer and was eventually elected chairman of the New Jersey State Republican Committe. He went on to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate from 1944-1958. While in the Senate, Smith served as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and the Education and Labor Comittee. Smith chose not to seek relection in 1958 and instead accepted John Foster Dulles' offer to serve as Special Consultant on Foreign Affairs to the Secretary of State.

From the description of H. Alexander Smith papers, 1897-1966 (bulk 1920-1966) (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 176572050


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