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Lonnie Hodges Smith

Lonnie Smith
Full Name: Lonnie Hodges Smith
Birth date: May 29, 1906
Death date: January 21, 1989

Terms of Service

  • House, 45th Legislature
    1/12/1937 - 1/10/1939
    Democrat
  • House, 44th Legislature
    1/8/1935 - 1/12/1937
    Democrat

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, Lonnie Smith, 1/23/1989, p. 3-A. Courtesy Amarillo Public Library. "He [Smith] was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from Denton and Tarrant Counties from 1935 to 1938." Amarillo Daily News .
  • Lonnie Hodges Smith, birth date 5/29/1906 in Cushing, Texas; residence in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and employed by W.C. Schmidt as of 10/23/1940, contact Mrs. Nannie Smith in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk County; death date 1/21/1989, last residence Amarillo, Randall County. U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Ancestry.com .
  • United States Navy, World War II. Lonnie Hodges Smith, birth date 5/29/1906, enlistment date 7/21/1942, release date 9/24/1945, death date 1/21/1989. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1910 - Lorence [Lonnie] Smith, age 4, born circa 1906 in Texas, son of Thomas L. and Nannie Smith.
    Census of 1920 - Lonnie Smith, Mount Enterprise, Rusk County, age 13, born circa 1907 in Texas, farm laborer, son of Thomas L. and Nannie Smith.
    Census of 1930 - Lonnie H. Smith, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, age 23, born circa 1907 in Texas, commercial traveler/engraving, son of Nannie Smith.
    Census of 1940 - Lonnie H. Smith, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, age 33, born circa 1907 in Texas, salesman/engraving company, head of household, son of Nannie Smith. FamilySearch . 1930 1940
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  • Lonnie Hodges Smith, death date 1/21/1989 in Potter County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 .
  • Lonnie H. Smith (1906-1989), interment in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall County. Find a Grave .
  • "State Senate Candidate Visits in Tarrant County," 5/29/1956, p. 13. "Lonnie Smith of Amarillo, candidate for state senator to represent 16 Panhandle counties . . . served two terms in the Legislature from Tarrant County from 1935 to 1939 . . . After World War II he moved to Amarillo, where he is engaged in the real estate business." Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • Photo, political advertisement for the State Senate in 1956, "Lonnie Smith Campaigns Here," The Shamrock Texan, 7/26/1956, pp. 2 and 6, crediting the Shamrock Public Library. Lonnie Smith of Potter County. "Mr. Smith is a successful businessman and legislator. He attended Texas Christian University and Simmons University . . . He served two terms in the House of Representative in Texas." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 45th Legislature (1937) - Lonnie Smith, postoffice Fort Worth, Tarrant County, nativity Texas, age 30 (born circa 1907), real estate, member of former legislatures: 44th. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People 1937.
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