Smith, Al

Smith, (Alfred Emanuel) Al

(1873–1944) political leader; born in New York City. Leaving school at age 12, he worked for the local Democratic organization and with its help was elected to the state assembly (1903). By 1913 he was assembly speaker, and in 1918 he was elected governor of New York; losing his first reelection bid, he won back the state house for the next three two-year terms; he proved an able administrator and surprisingly liberal and internationalist for someone who had emerged from the Democratic machine. After nearly capturing the 1924 Democratic presidential nomination, he won it in 1928, but, handicapped in part by his Catholicism, lost the election overwhelmingly. After unsuccessfully battling Franklin D. Roosevelt for the 1932 nomination, he came to oppose New Deal policies. He received many honors as a Catholic layman.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Previous winners are Tom Wolfe, Larry Brown, Elizabeth Spencer, Pat Conroy, Ellen Gilchrist, Fred Chappell, George Garrett, Reynolds Price, Robert Morgan, Roy Blount Jr., Lee Smith, Al Young, Josephine Humphries, Ron Rash, Sandra Cisneros, Clyde Edgerton, and Jill McCorkle.
The Hawks frontcourt of Smith, Al Horford and Zaza Pachulia combined for 55 points, 26 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and five blocked shots.
Llama la atencion la insistencia del profesor Bolanos en poner de relieve la superioridad teorica de Ricardo sobre Smith, al menos en el tratamiento del problema de la demostracion de una teoria del valor-trabajo, asi como el fracaso de ambos economistas en lo relacionado con el problema de la unidad invariable de medida, resuelto de manera mas apropiada por Sraffa.
They have already suspended direct flights between the UK and Yemen," Harry Smith, Al Jazeera's correspondent in the East Midlands, said.
He was predeceased by David Robinson, Donald Robinson, John Robinson, Marie and Ralph Smith, Al Erlandson and his stepmother, Ruth Robinson.
The 2005 defeat sounded the death knell for coach Eddie Jones' tenure in charge and there are only six survivors from that Aussie team - Lote Tuqiri, George Smith, Al Baxter, Phil Waugh, Nathan Sharpe and Chris Latham.
Martin, Robert Reese Jr., Carolyn Smith, Al Solomon, Ed Stubbs, Betsy Varnold, Michael Willis
La victoria sobre los turcos y los moros en Oran no se debio, segun Smith, al modelo antiguo de combate militar, tan loado en las novelas de caballerias, donde un caballero, representante del rey, defiende al reino con la fuerza de su propio y unico brazo.
Pcitured from l to r: State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, State Assemblyman Stephen Kaufman, NYSERDA President Peter Smith, Al Shapiro, Co-op City Board President; Vernon Cooper, General Manager of Co-op City; Earl Brown, Deputy Bronx Borough President; Jeannette Graves, Constituent Services Coordinator for City Councilman Larry Seabrook; and Jeff Lynch, District Representative from Congressman Joseph Crowley's office.