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Tom Smith (Pennsylvania politician)

Pennsylvania politician, farmer and businessman from the United States

Thomas Joel "Tom" Smith (October 20, 1947 – October 17, 2015) was an American Republican politician, farmer and businessman.

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Personal details
Born
Thomas Joel Smith

(1947-10-20)October 20, 1947
Kittanning, Pennsylvania,
U.S.
DiedOctober 17, 2015(2015-10-17) (aged 67)
Shelocta, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic Party (Before 2011)
Republican Party
(2011–2015)
Spouse(s)Saundy Smith
Children7
CommitteesPlumcreek Township Board, Indiana Armstrong Patriots
WebsiteCampaign website at the Internet Archive

Political careerEdit

He was first a Democrat for four years before becoming a politician. Smith switched parties in 2011 and ran for the United States Senate in 2012 as a Republican,[1] losing to the current Democratic Senator Bob Casey, Jr..

DeathEdit

Smith died at his home in Shelocta, Pennsylvania, aged 67.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Tom Smith: Former Democratic Committeeman".
  2. Associated Press (18 October 2015). "Tom Smith, conservative who ran for US Senate, dies at 67". Washington Times.