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 Arthur L Schmidt

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Arthur L Schmidt

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Death 2 Sep 2018 (aged 91)
Burial Cold Spring, Campbell County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 191572315 View Source
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Schmidt, Arthur L.
Preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Elizabeth Schmidt, brothers William Schmidt and Hank Schmidt. Loving husband for 57 years to the late Marian (Seibert) Schmidt. He is survived by daughters Karen Schmidt and Marianne Schmidt Hurtt, grandchildren Alex Hurtt and Emily Corley, grandson-in-law Christopher Corley, brothers Raymond Schmidt, Fr. Leo Schmidt, sister-in-law Pat Schmidt, many cousins, and several dear nieces and nephews. Art attended Newport Catholic High School and the University of Kentucky’s Northern Kentucky extension. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in the South Pacific during WWII and the Occupation Force of Japan. Art was a retired Market Development Manager for Cincinnati Bell. He served as a Cold Spring, Ky. City Council member and was one of Kentucky’s longest-tenured Legislators. He served 18 years in the Kentucky House of Representatives where he rose to the position of Minority Floor Leader, and 9 years as a Kentucky State Senator, where he was elected Minority Caucus Chairman. He introduced the Bill to create the first multi-county tourist and convention center in the Commonwealth, currently the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau. He also proposed, secured passage and funding to provide qualified guidance counselors in our elementary schools. One of his proudest accomplishments was his Bill to create and secure the funding and location for Northern Kentucky State College, currently Northern Kentucky University. Art was a Delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1964, 1968, and 1972. He was elected President of the Kentucky Electoral College in 1980. He served on the Board of Directors as well as several Committees for the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Northern Kentucky Bank & Trust, Provident Bank, Lakeside Place, and the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. Art Schmidt will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to his family and his community service. Also for his loving spirit, generosity, energy, character, integrity, sense of humor, and his smile. Passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018, age 91. Visitation at St. Joseph Catholic Church (Cold Spring), 4011 Alexandria Pike, on Friday (Sept. 7) from 11:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Gerald Reinersman. Burial following Mass at St. Joseph Cemetery (Cold Spring) with military honors. Donations in lieu of flowers to St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring, Ky. Special condolences may be expressed at www.dmefuneral.com. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home serving the family.


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  • Created by: Law
  • Added: 22 Jul 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 191572315
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/191572315/arthur-l-schmidt : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur L Schmidt (1 May 1927–2 Sep 2018), Find a Grave Memorial ID 191572315, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring, Campbell County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Law (contributor 49102450) .