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.

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