Clay Smothers

Clay Smothers

Full Name: Claiborne Washington "Clay" Smothers
Date of birth: April 1, 1935
Date of death: June 11, 2004

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33-G Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 13, 1981 66th (1)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 33-G Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 9, 1979 65th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas

(1) 66th Legislature - party switch from Democrat to Republican on 12/17/1979. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Biographies of Legislators, 1947.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Other Resources

  • Smothers chosen Freshman of the Year, 65th Legislature, "Smothers best freshman," 5/20/1977. Austin American-Statesman.

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators 1977.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

66th R.S. - 1979
Liquor Regulation (Vice Chair - Appropriative Matters) 
Liquor Regulation Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters (Chair) 
Local and Consent Calendars  
65th R.S. - 1977
Child Pornography: Its Related Causes and Control, Select  
Liquor Regulation  
Liquor Regulation Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters  

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