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James Vernon Smith

  • Birth 23 Jul 1926 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 23 Jun 1973 Grady County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 6837591

U.S. Congressman. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he attended Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, was a successful in farming, the raising of cattle and served as member of the board of regents of Oklahoma Colleges. In 1967, he was elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth Congress, serving until 1969. Unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed Administrator of Farmers Home Administration by Richard President Nixon, serving (1969-73). He died at age 46 in a wheat field fire at his farm, near Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Added: 7 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6837591
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Vernon Smith (23 Jul 1926–23 Jun 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6837591, citing Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .