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Encyclopedia > Robert C. Smith
Bob Smith


In office
December 7, 1990 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by Gordon J. Humphrey
Succeeded by John E. Sununu

Born March 30, 1941 (1941-03-30) (age 66)
Trenton, New Jersey
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse Mary Jo Hutchinson Smith
Religion Roman Catholic

Robert C. "Bob" Smith (born March 30, 1941) is an American politician who has served in both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. He is a member of the Republican Party. Smith stands 6' 6" (1.98m) tall. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Robert Smith or Bob Smith or Bobby Smith is a common name. ... Image File history File links Robert_C_Smith. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gordon John Humphrey (born October 9, 1940) is an American politician, who served two terms in the Senate as a Republican from New Hampshire, from 1979 to 1991, and twice ran for Governor of New Hampshire. ... John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a Republican United States Senator from New Hampshire. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


Smith was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Lafayette College in 1965 and served in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1967, including a year of duty in Vietnam. Smith then taught history and English and got into the real estate business. He and his wife Mary Jo have three children. Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... For other degrees, see Academic degree. ... Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. The school, founded in 1826 by citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... USN redirects here. ... This article is about the study of time in human terms. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ...


He had by 1982 relocated to New Hampshire, and unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in that year. However, he ran again two years later, and won election, going on to represent New Hampshire's 1st congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985 to December 1990. He was elected to the Senate in 1990 to succeed the retiring Republican Senator Gordon J. Humphrey. He began to serve in December of 1990 because he was appointed to the position early following Humphrey's resignation. Smith was reelected in 1996 and served until 2003. In his 1996 reelection campaign he defeated Democrat Dick Swett with 49% of the vote. Smith had established himself as the most conservative Senator from the Northeast, and Bill Clinton's coattails nearly caused his defeat. The campaign's most famous incident occurred on election night when several networks (most notably Dan Rather on CBS) claimed that Swett had won, and were then forced to admit their mistake later. Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... New Hampshires 1st district since 2003 New Hampshires first congressional district covers the south-eastern part of New Hampshire. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Gordon John Humphrey (born October 9, 1940) is an American politician, who served two terms in the Senate as a Republican from New Hampshire, from 1979 to 1991, and twice ran for Governor of New Hampshire. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Richard (Dick) Swett (born May 1, 1957) is an American politician from the state of New Hampshire. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...

Smith, second from right, watches as President George W. Bush signs a bill.
Smith, second from right, watches as President George W. Bush signs a bill.

In January 1999, Smith announced that he was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president (at the time the front-runner was Texas Gov. George W. Bush). In July, after failing to gain any ground in the presidential race, Smith announced he was leaving the Republican Party and would seek the nomination of the U.S. Taxpayers Party for president. One month later, Smith swore off the Taxpayers Party and announced as an independent. He withdrew completely from the race in October and endorsed Bush. Image File history File links Wetlands-conservation-act. ... Image File history File links Wetlands-conservation-act. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Constitution Party is a conservative United States political party. ...


In the meantime, Sen. John Chafee (R-R.I.) had died and thus the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works had reopened. Smith recanted his repudiation of the Republican party, claiming it had been "a mistake" and claiming that since he had never officially changed his voting registration that he had never left the party. Smith then was appointed as Chafee's successor to the chairmanship. John Lester Hubbard Chafee (October 22, 1922 – October 24, 1999) was an American politician. ... The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is responsible for dealing with matters related to the environment and infrastructure. ...


In 2002, Smith was denied re-nomination and was defeated in the Republican primary by John E. Sununu, after polls showed him losing badly to Democratic Governor Jeanne Shaheen in November. He moved to Sarasota, Florida, after his defeat to sell real estate. Also see: 2002 (number). ... John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a Republican United States Senator from New Hampshire. ... See also New Hampshire Province of New Hampshire List of Colonial Governors of New Hampshire I am a doodlebug Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of New Hampshire ... Jeanne Shaheen (born January 28, 1947) was the first woman to be elected governor of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ...


In 2004, Smith endorsed John Kerry for president, citing the growing federal deficit and Kerry's plan to balance the federal budget. He considered running for the Florida Senate seat now held by Mel Martinez, but dropped out after raising little money[1] and receiving less than 1% support in Republican polls. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... Melquíades Rafael Mel Martínez (born October 23, 1946) is a Cuban-American, who is currently the junior United States Senator from Florida and the General Chairman of the Republican Party. ...


Less than a month before the election, Smith wrote an op-ed for the Concord Monitor in which he denounced the lack of Republican outrage over phone jamming on Election Day 2002. [2] Republican operatives allegedly jammed phone banks used by the Democrats to contact Democratic voters and get them to the polls. He implied that this action may have made the difference in Shaheen's narrow loss to Sununu. The Concord Monitor is the daily newspaper for Concord, the state capital of New Hampshire. ... The 2002 New Hampshire Senate election phone jamming scandal involves the use of a telemarketing firm hired by that states Republican Party (NHGOP) for election tampering. ...


Smith appeared in the movie "It's Elementary" dealing with gay and lesbian issues in the public schools. He spoke publicly about how a film like this is "what's wrong with America today." He was very fearful of this movie being viewed by children and spoke out publicly about how wrong the movie was for promoting homosexuality.

Preceded by
Norman D'Amours
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st congressional district

19851990
Succeeded by
William Zeliff
Preceded by
Gordon J. Humphrey
United States Senator (Class 2) from New Hampshire
19902003
Served alongside: Warren Rudman, Judd Gregg
Succeeded by
John E. Sununu
Preceded by
John Chafee
Rhode Island
Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
1999–2001
Succeeded by
Harry Reid
Nevada
Preceded by
Harry Reid
Nevada
Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
January 20, 2001June 6, 2001
Succeeded by
Jim Jeffords
Vermont

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External links

  • Biographical Directory of the US Congress: Robert C. Smith
  • Portsmouth Herald — "Smith makes break, leaves GOP"

 
 

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