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Clay Smothers

Clay Smothers
Full Name: Claiborne Washington "Clay" Smothers
Birth date: April 1, 1935
Death date: June 11, 2004

Terms of Service

  • House, 66th (1) Legislature
    1/9/1979 - 1/13/1981
  • House, 65th Legislature
    1/11/1977 - 1/9/1979
(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

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators 1977.


Other Resources

  • Smothers chosen Freshman of the Year, 65th Legislature, "Smothers best freshman," 5/20/1977. Austin American-Statesman .
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