SMITH, Joseph Francis, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 24, 1920; attended St. Anne’s Parochial School, Philadelphia; graduated from Northeast Catholic High School, Philadelphia, 1939; attended St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia, 1940-1942; served in the United States Army, sergeant, 1942-1945; accountant; administrative assistant to United States Congressman James Byrne, 1965-1970; served in the Pennsylvania legislature, 1970-1981; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Raymond F. Lederer, (July 21, 1981-January 3, 1983); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982; Democratic City chairman, Philadelphia, 1983-1986; was a resident of Philadelphia, Pa., until his death there on May 14, 1999; interment in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.

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