Smith, Ralph T. (Ralph Tyler), 1915-1972

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Lawyer, Illinois state representative (Republican), 1954-1969, from Alton, Illinois; and U.S. senator, 1969-1971, appointed to fill the seat of Everett M. Dirksen after his death.

Born in 1915, Smith was a graduate of Illinois College, Jacksonville, and Washington University Law School, St. Louis, Missouri. Smith was downstate campaign manager of the gubernatorial campaigns of Charles F. Carpentier and Richard Ogilvie. A member of many fraternal and professional organizations, Smith was married to Mary Elizabeth Anderson with whom he had a daughter, Sharon Lynne. Smith died in 1972.

From the description of Papers, 1969-1971. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26484472

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associatedWith Dirksen, Everett McKinley, 1896-1969. person
associatedWith Gherardi, Thomas. person
associatedWith Illinois. General Assembly. House of Representatives. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Advertising, political
Banking law
Judicial process
Labor laws and legislation
Patronage, Political
Public welfare
Television advertising


Birth 1915-10-06

Death 1972-08-13




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