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Smith, Albert Lee Jr. (1931-1997) | Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Archives

Name: Smith, Albert Lee Jr. (1931-1997)


Historical Note:

Albert Lee Smith, Jr. was a United States Representative from Alabama; born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., August 31, 1931; graduated from Ramsay High School, Birmingham, Ala., 1949; B.S., Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., 1954; United States Navy, 1954-1956; insurance agent; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1984; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh Congress (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1983); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1984; member of the Federal Council on the Aging, Washington, D.C., 1985; died on August 12, 1997, in Birmingham, Ala.; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.

Smith was also a Southern Baptist who served as the chairman of the Public Affairs Committee and as trustee for the Annuity Board. He was heavily involved in Alabama Baptist Convention politics, especially as it regarded the controversy that erupted in the 1990s over control of Samford University.

Sources:

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000514, accessed November 3, 2009.

"Resolution on Albert Lee Smith,"  Annuity Board Minutes, November 3, 1997, SBHLA.






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