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Ralph Tyler Smith

American politician

Died when: 56 years 312 days (682 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Ralph Tyler Smith

Ralph Tyler Smith (October 6, 1915 – August 13, 1972) was an American lawyer and politician from Illinois, who served as a United States Senator from Illinois between 1969 until 1970.

A member of the Republican Party, Smith previously served in the Illinois state house from 1955 through 1969, including two years as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1967 to 1969, prior to his appointment to the senate by governor Richard Ogilvie.

He lost re-election to Adlai Stevenson III in the 1970 special election.


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