Neal Edward Smith

Neal Edward Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Iowa's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by John H. Kyl
Succeeded by Greg Ganske
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Iowa's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by Paul Cunningham
Succeeded by William J. Scherle
Personal details
Born (1920-03-23) March 23, 1920
Hedrick, Iowa
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Beatrix Havens

Neal Edward Smith (born March 23, 1920) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Iowa from 1959 until 1995—the longest-serving Iowan in the United States House of Representatives. He was born in his grandparents' home near Hedrick, Keokuk County, Iowa. He served in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War as a bomber pilot. His plane was shot down and he received a Purple Heart, nine Battle stars, and the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He received his undergraduate training at the University of Missouri and Syracuse University and received a law degree from Drake University in 1950. He was elected to the House of Representatives in the Democratic landslide of 1958 and served in Congress from 1959 to 1995. He was defeated in the Republican landslide of 1994 by Greg Ganske.

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