SMITH, Robert Freeman

SMITH, Robert Freeman
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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SMITH, Robert Freeman, A Representative from Oregon; born in Portland, Multnomah County, Oreg., June 16, 1931; attended public schools in Burns, Oreg.; B.A., Willamette University, Salem, Oreg., 1953; rancher; elected to the Oregon house of representatives, 1960-1972; Oregon's representative on President's Public Land Review Commission, 1965-1969; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1980; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1995); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth Congress (January 3, 1997-January 3, 1999); was not a candidate for reelection in 1998 to the One Hundred Sixth Congress; chairman, Committee on Agriculture (One Hundred Fifth Congress); died on September 21, 2020, in Medford, Oreg.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Willamette University
Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library

Salem, OR
Papers: 1982-1994, 16 linear feet. Robert Smith's papers contain campaign materials from his 1992 run for Congress, committee hearing minutes from his time as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Oregon's 2nd District, personal correspondence, and travel files. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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