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Virginia Dodd Smith Edit Profile

also known as Mrs. Haven Smith


Virginia Dodd Smith, former congresswoman.


Smith, Virginia Dodd was born on June 30, 1911 in Randolph, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Clifton Clark and Erville (Reeves) Dodd.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Nebraska, 1936; honorary degree, Nebraska U., 1987; honorary degree, Chadron State College, 1988.


National president American Country Life Association, 1951-1954. National chairman American Farm Bureau Women, 1954-1974. Director American Farm Bureau Federation, 1954-1974, Country Women's Council.

World deputy president Associate Country Women of World, 1962-1968. Member Department Agriculture National Home Economics Research Advisory Committee, 1960-1965, 94th-101st Congresses from 3rd Nebraska district, 1975—1991. Board directors Norwest Bank Community Board, Property Owners and Residents Board, Sun Health Corporation Board, Recreation Centers Sun City West, secretary, member governor board.

Board directors Del Webb Hospital.


Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.


Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.


Member Crusade for Freedom European inspection tour, 1958. Delegate Republican National Convention, 1956, 72. Board governors Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Member National Livestock and Meat Board, 1955-1958, National Commission Community Health Services, 1963-1966. Advisory member Nebraska School Boards Associations, 1949. Member Nebraska Territorial Centennial Commission, 1953, Governor's Commission Status of Women, 1964-1966.

Chairman Presidential Task Force on Rural Development, 1969-1970. Member appropriations committee, ranking minority member agricultural appropriations subcommittee, appropriations subcommittee on energy and water development 94th-101st Congresses from 3d district Nebraska. Vice president Farm Film Foundation, 1964-1974, Good Will ambassador to Switzerland, 1950.

Appointed admiral Nebraska Navy. Board directors Shepherd of the Hills Methodist Church. Member American Association of University Women, Delta Kappa Gamma (state honorary member), Beta Sigma Phi (international honorary member), Chi Omega, Philanthropic and Educational Organization (past president), Eastern Star.

Clubs: Business and Professional Women.


Married Haven N. Smith (deceased 1997), August 27, 1931.

Clifton Clark Dodd

Erville (Reeves) Dodd

Haven N. Smith