Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1987 Representative 66 Republican
1988 Representative 66 Republican
1989 Representative 66 Republican
1990 Representative 66 Republican
1991 Representative 66 Republican
1992 Representative 66 Republican
1993 Representative 66 Republican
1994 Representative 66 Republican
1995 Representative 66 Republican
1996 Representative 66 Republican
1997 Representative 66 Republican
1998 Representative 66 Republican
1999 Representative 66 Republican
2000 Representative 66 Republican
2001 Representative Majority Whip 66 Republican
2002 Representative Majority Whip 66 Republican
2003 Representative Majority Floor Leader, Majority Whip 66 Republican
2004 Representative Majority Floor Leader, Majority Whip 66 Republican
2005 Representative Majority Floor Leader 66 Republican
2006 Representative Majority Floor Leader 66 Republican
2007 Representative Minority Floor Leader 66 Republican
2008 Representative Minority Floor Leader 66 Republican
2009 Representative Minority Floor Leader 66 Republican
2010 Representative Minority Floor Leader 66 Republican
2011 Representative Speaker 66 Republican
2012 Representative Speaker 66 Republican
2013 Representative Speaker 66 Republican
2014 Representative Speaker 66 Republican
Counties Armstrong, Clearfield, Indiana, Jefferson

Biography

08/10/1955 -


Indiana and Jefferson Counties (1987-1992), Clearfield, Indiana and Jefferson Counties (1993-2002), Armstrong, Indiana and Jefferson Counties (2003-2014)

SMITH, Samuel H., a Representative from Armstrong, Clearfield, Indiana and Jefferson Counties; born in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pa., August 10, 1955; graduated, Punxsutawney Area High School, 1973; B.A., advertising, The Pennsylvania State University, 1978; construction/sales; employed, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1987 term; reelected to serve 13 more consecutive terms; elected, Majority Whip (2001-April 15, 2003); elected, Majority Leader (April 15, 2003-2006); elected, Minority Leader (2007-2010); elected, Speaker (2011-present); appointed, board, Center for Rural Pennsylvania (1991-1992); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1991-2000); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (2001-2014); appointed, Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority (2009-2010); appointed, State Public School Building Authority (2009-2010); appointed, Legislative Data Processing Center Committee (2011-2014); not a candidate for reelection to the House (2014); trustee, Temple University; board member, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). 



Archival Collections


Papers of Samuel H. Smith, 1983-2014, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.