Sergeant Joseph Francis “Joe” Smith (D4) Philadelphia (Part) County 1970-1981
Sergeant Joseph Francis “Joe” Smith, born January 24, 1920, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Archiebald T. and Anna Dugan Smith; St. Anne's Parochial School, Philadelphia; Northeast Catholic High School, Philadelphia, 1939; Saint Joseph's College, Philadelphia, 1940-1942; sergeant, Purple Heart, United States Army, 1942-1945; accountant; administrative assistant, United States Congressman, 1965-1970; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1970-1981; elected, Republican, seated as a Democrat, Ninety-seventh Congress, 1981-1983; unsuccessful candidate renomination, 1982; Democratic City chairman, Philadelphia, 1983-1986; resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; married, Regina Bukowski-Smith, daughter, Regina; died, May 14, 1999; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Sergeant, Purple Heart, United States Army, 1942-1945; administrative assistant, United States Congressman, James Byrne, 1965-1970.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 4th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1970-1981; Chairman, Appropriations Committee. Resigned, Pennsylvania State Senate July 21, 1981; after winning a special election, vacancy, United States Congress.
Democratic City chairman, Philadelphia, 1983-1986; defeated Edgar Campbell, who had been serving as the city party's Acting Chairman since David B. Glancy's resignation became effective March 10, 1983, for the post.
Continued Government Service/National Politics:
Elected, Republican, seated as a Democrat, United States House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, special election, vacancy, resignation, resignation of United States Representative Raymond F. Lederer (Abscam, FBI sting operation), 1981-1983; unsuccessful candidate for renomination, Ninety-eighth Congress, 1982.
United States Postal Service facility located, 1602 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia ("Kensington Station") renamed, Joseph F. Smith Post Office Building.
H.R.4554: To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1602 Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the "Joseph F. Smith Post Office Building". Sponsor: Rep Robert A. Borski. Introduced May 25, 2000; July 18, 2000, considered and passed House; October 6, 2000, considered and passed U.S. Senate.
"Public Law 106-339, 106th Congress" (PDF). www.govinfo.gov. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
After 11 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Joseph Francis Smith went on to serve in congress