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SMITH, Neal Edward, a Representative from Iowa; born in Hedrick, Keokuk County, Iowa,
March 23, 1920; attended the public schools of Packwood, Iowa; attended
Missouri University College of Liberal Arts, 1945-1946; attended Syracuse
University Schools of Public and Business Administration, 1946-1948; graduated
from Drake University Law School in 1950; United States Army Air Force,
1942-1945; admitted to the Iowa bar in 1950; lawyer, private practice; farmer;
assistant county attorney for Polk County, Iowa, 1951-1952; national president,
Young Democratic Clubs of America, 1953-1955; chairman, Polk County, Iowa,
Welfare Board, 1953-1954; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the
seventeen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1995); unsuccessful
candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress in 1994; chairman,
Special Committee on Campaign Expenditures (Ninety-third Congress), Committee
on Small Business (Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses).
Mr. Smith Went to Washington: From Eisenhower to Clinton.
Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1996.