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Smith, James E. "J.E."

(born: September 30, 1883  -  died: April 1969) 

James E. Smith, from Louisville, KY, was elected State Representative for the 42nd District, serving 1964-1968, and was a delegate to the 1964 Democratic Presidential Convention. He was president of the National Negro Insurance Association and co-founder of the Domestic Life and Accident Insurance Company with Green P. Hughes. James E. Smith graduated from Jacksonian College in Jackson, Michigan. He was the husband of Verna Smith and father of Charlotte McGill. The family lived in Louisville, KY. For more see the Smith/McGill Family Papers, 1879-1987 at the University of Louisville; and contact the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.

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NKAA Entry: McGill, Charlotte Edna Smith
NKAA Entry: Hughes, Green Percy

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