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George Smathers

AKA George Armistead Smathers

Born: 14-Nov-1913
Birthplace: Atlantic City, NJ
Died: 20-Jan-2007
Location of death: Indian Creek Village, FL
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Florida, 1951-69

Military service: US Marine Corps (1942-45, to Major)

A Democratic Senator from Florida from the early 1950s to late 1960s, George Smathers was an outspoken opponent of John F. Kennedy's civil rights legislation.

Father: Franklin Smathers, Sr. (federal judge)
Mother: Laura F. Jones
Brother: Frank Smathers, Jr. (b. 17-Jul-1909)
Sister: Virginia Smathers (b. 10-Jun-1912)
Sister: Laura Howell Smathers (b. 7-Mar-1920, d. 2-Oct-1930)
Wife: Rosemary Townley (div., d. 2002)
Wife: Carolyn Hyder (m. 1970s)
Son: Bruce Smathers (former Florida Secretary of State)
Son: John Smathers

    High School: (Florida)
    University: BA, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1936)
    Law School: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1938)

    US Senator, Florida (1951-69)
    US Congressman, Florida 4th (1947-51)
    Alfalfa Club 1983
    Florida Blue Key

    The Miami Story (3-May-1954) · Himself

Is the subject of books:
Testing the Limits: George Armistead Smathers and Cold War America, 1999, BY: Brian Lewis Crispell

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