Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
SMITH, Dennis Alan (Denny) (1938-)

SMITH, DENNIS ALAN (DENNY), (cousin of Steven Douglas Symms), a Representative from Oregon; born in Ontario, Malheur County, Oreg., January 19, 1938; graduated from Grant Union High School, John Day, Oreg., 1956; B.A., Willamette University, Salem, Oreg., 1961; United States Air Force, 1958-1960, 1962-1967; Oregon Air National Guard, 1960-1962; co-pilot/flight engineer, commercial air line, 1967-1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1991); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Second Congress in 1990; chairman, Eagle Newspapers, Salem, Oreg.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes and Sound Tape Reel: 1982-1994, 28 commercials on 4 videocassettes and 3 commercials on 1 sound tape reel.
The commercials were used during Denny Smith's campaigns for the 1982, 1986, 1988, and 1990 U.S. congressional elections in District 5 and the 1994 gubernatorial election in Oregon, Republican Party.


Willamette University
Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library
Salem, OR
Papers: ca. 1980-1991, 22 linear feet.
The Dennis A. “ Denny” Smith collection documents Smith’s campaigns from 1980 to 1990 and his legislative and voting record during his time in office, the 97th Congress through the 101st Congress. The collection includes campaign files on Smith’s two campaigns against Mike Kopetski. Smith ran against Kopetski twice, in 1988 and 1990. The collection also contains materials collected by Friends of Denny Smith (FODS) including pressing clippings from 1981 to 1990. The Daily Schedule file sorters in the Personal/Political series contain a detailed record of appointments, invitations and roll calls for Smith from 1985 to 1990. A finding aid is available in the repository and online: http://nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu/nwda-search/fstyle.aspx?doc=OWSMss002.xml&t=k&q=smith%2c+denny.