Party affiliation: Republican
John Jeffrey Smith, American state agency administrator, lawyer. Bar: South Dakota, United States District Court South Dakota, Supreme Court of the United States Court. Co-chairman Cub Scout Committee, Pierre, since 1988; chairman Governor's Mining Rules Task Force, Pierre, since 1987; governor's representative Western State Water Council, Omaha, Nebraska, since 1986. Member South Dakota State Bar Association, Basketball Club.
Law clerk South Dakota Supreme Court, Pierre, 1977-1980. Assistant attorney general South Dakota Att. General' General’ s Office, 1978-1981.
Director South Dakota Water Development division, 1981-1985. Assistant secretary South Dakota Department Water and Natural Resources, 1985-1986, department secretary, since 1986. Lecturer continuing legal education toxic spills University South Dakota, 1988, continuing legal education water rights, 1979.