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  • Wed November 03 2021
  • Posted Nov 13

Former U.S. Rep. Neal Smith has died, the Iowa Democratic Party confirmed Wednesday.

Today, I join my fellow Iowans in mourning the loss of former Congressman Neal Smith. Neal was an icon who served Iowa and his country with distinction, humility and grace,” said Party Chair Ross Wilburn. “His devotion to public service and conservation was unmatched. From the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge to Saylorville to Red Rock, his fingerprints are evident across the central Iowa natural landscape. We will never be able to thank him enough for everything he gave to Iowa. I hope his loved ones find peace and comfort in his memory and the transformational legacy he leaves behind.”

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His legacy includes the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge, near Prairie City, along with Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock and the Neil Smith Trail in Des Moines.

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