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Laurence A. Smith (1921 - 2001)

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Laurence A. Smith
1921 - 2001
Born
March 31, 1921
Plains, Pa. Abbott St., in Plains, Pennsylvania United States 18705
Death
January 1, 2001
Philadelphia, Pa. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
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Laurence A. Smith was born on March 31, 1921 at Plains, Pa., Plains, Pennsylvania United States. He is the child of Michael John Smith and Estella Marie (Huhn) Smith. According to his family tree, Laurence was father to 3 children. Laurence's partner was Betty Chazin Smith, and they had children Laurence A. Smith Jr., Maureen Francine (Smith) Arnow, and Rosalie Millicent (Smith) Bandyopadhyay. He died on January 1, 2001 at Philadelphia, Pa., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States at 79 years of age.
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Served US Marine Corps, WWII. Pacific Theatre, Guadalcanal and Tarawa. Owned own business, flowers and plastics.
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Laurence A. Smith, father to 3 children, passed away on January 1, 2001 at Philadelphia, Pa., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States at age 79. He was born on March 31, 1921 at Plains, Pa., Plains, Pennsylvania United States. He is the child of Michael John Smith and Estella Marie (Huhn) Smith. According to his family tree, Laurence's partner was Betty Chazin Smith, and they had children Laurence A. Smith Jr., Maureen Francine (Smith) Arnow, and Rosalie Millicent (Smith) Bandyopadhyay.
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In 1921, in the year that Laurence A. Smith was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1950, Laurence was 29 years old when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1965, by the time he was 44 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1982, at the age of 61 years old, Laurence was alive when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1998, Laurence was 77 years old when on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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