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United States Senator

H. Alexander Smith, United States senator. Member Herbert Hoover’s staff United States Food Administration, 1918; member Executive Committee and director European Children’s Fund, 1919-1921; member National Committee on Food for Five Small Democracies; member National Committee American Friends of Yugoslavia; member Executive Committee and director Belgian American Ednl. Foundation.

Background

Smith, H. Alexander was born on January 30, 1880 in New York City. Son of Abram Alexander and Sue Lehn (Bender) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1901. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1904. Doctor of Laws, University Brussels, 1930, Princeton, 1945, Rutgers University, 1951, Bloomfield College, 1952, Columbia, 1955, Rider College, 1957.

Career

Deceased). Admitted New York bar, 1904, Colorado bar, 1905. Practiced law, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1905-1918. Chairman of Commission on organization of trustees and faculty, Princeton University, 1919-1920.

Executive secretary of Princeton University, 1920-1927. Lecturer on international relations, 1927-1930. Practiced law, New York City, 1932-1941, associate Hines, Rearick, Dorr & Hammond.

Elected to the United States Senate, 1944, for term ending 1947. Re-elected in 1946 for six year term ending 1953. Re-elected 1952; for six year term.

Consultant Department State, 1959-1960.

Membership

Member Herbert Hoover’s staff United States Food Administration, 1918. Member Executive Committee and director European Children’s Fund, 1919-1921. Member National Committee on Food for Five Small Democracies.

Member National Committee American Friends of Yugoslavia. Member Executive Committee and director Belgian American Ednl. Foundation; Clubs: University, Princeton (New York City).

  • postwar relief organizations

  • Republican National Committee

    January 1, 1942 - January 1, 1943

Connections

Married Helen Dominick, June 21, 1902. Children: Helen Dominick (Mistress Samuel Moor Shoemaker, Junior).

father:
Abram Alexander Smith

mother:
Sue Lehn (Bender) Smith

spouse:
Helen Dominick

children:
Helen Dominick (Mistress Samuel Moor Shoemaker Smith

Jr. Smith