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Clay Smothers Clay Smothers
Full Name: Claiborne Washington "Clay" Smothers
Date of birth: April 1, 1935
Date of death: June 11, 2004

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33-G Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 13, 1981 66th (1)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 33-G Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 9, 1979 65th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
(1) 66th Legislature - party switch from Democrat to Republican on 12/17/1979. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Biographies of Legislators, 1947.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 66th Legislature, R.S., HR 42. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Other Resources
  • Smothers chosen Freshman of the Year, 65th Legislature, "Smothers best freshman," 5/20/1977. Austin American-Statesman.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators 1977.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Clay Smothers,65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Clay Smothers,66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 65th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 66th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Liquor Regulation (Vice Chair - Appropriative Matters) 
    Liquor Regulation Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters (Chair) 
    Local and Consent Calendars  
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Child Pornography: Its Related Causes and Control, Select  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Liquor Regulation Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters  

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