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|United States Senator
from New Hampshire
December 7, 1990 – January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||Gordon J. Humphrey|
|Succeeded by||John E. Sununu|
|Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works|
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
|Preceded by||Harry Reid|
|Succeeded by||Jim Jeffords|
November 2, 1999 – January 3, 2001
|Preceded by||John Chafee|
|Succeeded by||Harry Reid|
|Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics|
January 7, 1997 – November 2, 1999
|Preceded by||Mitch McConnell|
|Succeeded by||Pat Roberts|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st district
January 3, 1985 – December 7, 1990
|Preceded by||Norman D'Amours|
|Succeeded by||Bill Zeliff|
Robert Clinton Smith
March 30, 1941
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Political party||Republican (Before 1999; 2000–present)|
|Alma mater||Lafayette College|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1965–1967 (Active)
1962–1965, 1967–1969 (Reserve)
Robert Clinton Smith (born March 30, 1941) is an American politician. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district from 1985 to 1990 and the state of New Hampshire in the United States Senate from 1990 to 2003.
Smith ran for re-election in 2002 but lost the Republican primary to Congressman John E. Sununu, who won the general election.
After his defeat he moved to Florida and briefly ran for the Senate from there both in 2004 and 2010. However, he dropped out early due to poor polling numbers.
He later returned to New Hampshire, where he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2014 Senate election, but lost in the Republican primary by former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Scott Brown.
In 2016, he worked for the presidential campaign of Ted Cruz.
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