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Ralph Tyler Smith

Ralph Tyler Smith, American senator. member Illinois House of Representatives, 1955-1969, majority whip, 1963, speaker of house, 1967-1969; member United States Senate from Illinois, 1969-1970.; Served with United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946.; Member American, Illinois, Madison County Alton, Wood River bar associations, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion.

Background

  • Smith, Ralph Tyler was born on October 6, 1915 in Granite City. Son of Alfred Thomas and Clara (Slattery) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Illinois College, 1937. Juris Doctor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1940.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Sharon Lynne. Director Greater Alton (Illinois) Association Commerce, 1964-1966. Chairman of the Board Bank of Alton, 1969-1972.

      Delegate Illinois Republican Convention, 1954-1969. Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1955-1969, majority whip, 1963, speaker of house, 1967-1969. Delegate, parliamentarian Illinois Republican Conference, 1966.

      Delegate Republican National Convention, 1968. Downstate campaign manager Carpentier for government Illinois, 1964, Ogilvie for government Illinois, 1968. Member United States Senate from Illinois, 1969-1970.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1955-1969, majority whip, 1963, speaker of house, 1967-1969. Member United States Senate from Illinois, 1969-1970. Served with United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946.

    Member American, Illinois, Madison County Alton, Wood River bar associations, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Elizabeth Anderson, October 23, 1942.
    • father: Alfred Thomas Smith
    • mother: Clara (Slattery) Smith
    • spouse: Mary Elizabeth Anderson
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    Born October 6, 1915
    Died August 13, 1972
    (aged 56)
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