Al Smith


Birthday December 30, 1873

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace New York City, NY

DEATH DATE Oct 4, 1944 (70)

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Politician and Democrat who was the Governor of New York from 1923 to 1928. He became the first Roman Catholic presidential nominee in 1928.

Before Fame

He grew up in New York around the same time as the Brooklyn Bridge was being built.


He ran for president in 1928 but was defeated by Republican Herbert Hoover, in part because of fears his Catholic background would make him beholden to the Pope.

Family Life

His grandparents came from all over Europe: Ireland, Germany, Italy.

Associated With

He was an early supporter of Theodore Roosevelt but later ran against him for the presidency.