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Lawrence Henry Smith (September 15, 1892 – January 22, 1958) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.[1]

Lawrence Henry Smith
Lawrence H. Smith (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st district
In office
August 29, 1941 – January 22, 1958
Preceded byStephen Bolles
Succeeded byGerald T. Flynn
Personal details
BornSeptember 15, 1892
Racine, Wisconsin
DiedJanuary 22, 1958(1958-01-22) (aged 65)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican

Born in Racine, Wisconsin,[2] Smith attended the public schools and Milwaukee State Teachers College. He graduated from the Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1923. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Racine, Wisconsin.

During the First World War he served as a first lieutenant of Infantry, Thirty-second Division from 1917 to 1919.

Smith was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Stephen Bolles. He represented Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. He was reelected to the Seventy-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from August 29, 1941, until his death in the United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., January 22, 1958, when he collapsed in the House restaurant during a heart attack.[2] He was interred in West Lawn Memorial Park, Racine, Wisconsin.

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  1. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1958,' Biographical Sketch of Lawrence H. Smith, pg. 14-15
  2. ^ a b "First District Congressman Is Heart Victim". Janesville Daily Gazette. January 22, 1958. p. 1. Retrieved July 3, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  

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