Representative Christopher Smith (R-New Jersey)

Christopher Smith

(R) New Jersey, 4th District

  • Age: 63 (born March 4, 1953)
  • Time in Office:  33 years
  • Next run for election:  2014
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  • Born in Rahway, Union County, N.J., March 4, 1953
  • Graduated from St. Mary’
  • S High School, Perth Amboy, N.J., 1971
  • B.S., Trenton State College, Ewing, N.J., 1975
  • Attended Worcester College, Worcester, England, 1974
  • Businessman, family sporting goods company
  • Legislative agent for New Jersey state legislature, 1979
  • Unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978
  • Elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-present)
  • Chair, Committee on Veterans Affairs (One Hundred Seventh through One Hundred Eighth Congresses).