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John Jeffrey Smith

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.

Background

  • Smith, John Jeffrey was born on June 24, 1950 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States. Son of Francis Eugene and Lorraine M. (Aspelund) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, City College of New York, 1972. Juris Doctor, University South Dakota, 1977.

    Career

    • 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.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: South Dakota, United States District Court South Dakota, Supreme Court of the United States Court.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    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.

    Personality

    Interests

    Basketball, skiing, sky diving, writing.

    Connections

    • Married Gayle L. Jirsa, August 17, 1974. Children: Abbey Leigh, Sameul Adam.
    • father: Francis Eugene Smith
    • mother: Lorraine M. (Aspelund) Smith
    • spouse: Gayle L. Jirsa
    • children: Abbey Leigh Smith
    • Sameul Adam Smith
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    Born June 24, 1950
    (age 67)
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