Personal Profile

Full Name Lamar Smith
Age 71
Hometown San Antonio
Race White
Education B.A., American Studies, Yale University, 1969; J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1975
Spouse: Elizabeth Lynn Schaefer

Lamar Smith represents the 21st District of Texas. He assumed office in 1987.

He is the Ranking Republican of the House Judiciary Committee. He also serves on the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Science and Technology Committee.

He is a member of the House Republican Steering Committee.

He has been named on the “100 most influential people in Washington” b National Journal.

Smith graduated from Yale University and Southern Methodist University School of Law.

He and his wife, Beth, have an adult daughter and son.