World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Samuel H. Smith (politician)

Article Id: WHEBN0004064002
Reproduction Date:

Title: Samuel H. Smith (politician)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Steve Samuelson, Gary Day (politician), Eli Evankovich, David Hickernell, Harry Readshaw
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Samuel H. Smith (politician)

Samuel H. Smith
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 66th district
Assumed office
January 6, 1987
Preceded by Eugene Smith
139th Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
January 4, 2011 – January 6, 2015
Preceded by Keith McCall
Succeeded by Mike Turzai
Republican Leader of the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
April 15, 2003 – November 30, 2010
Preceded by John Perzel
Succeeded by Mike Turzai
Republican Whip of the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
January 2, 2001 – April 15, 2003
Preceded by Donald Snyder
Succeeded by Brett Feese
Personal details
Born (1955-08-10) August 10, 1955
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Donna Smith
Residence Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Penn State University
Religion Methodist

Samuel H. "Sam" Smith (born August 10, 1955) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 66th District and was elected in 1986. The district includes portions of Jefferson, Indiana and Armstrong counties. He was elected Speaker in January 2011 and served until January 2015, when he was succeeded by Mike Turzai.


Born August 10, 1955 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Smith attended and graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School and later earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University. After working for several years in the construction industry, he later took a job with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. In 1986 Smith was elected to succeed his father, Eugene "Snuffy" Smith, who had represented the 66th district since 1963.

He served as Minority Leader from 2007 through 2010, and spoke for his party on the floor and led debate on major issues. Prior to the Democratic takeover in the 2006 election, Smith served as Majority Leader where he was responsible for planning, discussion, debate and final passage of legislation. He was also majority whip until 2003.

Following the [[Pennsylvania House of

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.