Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith (1898-1976) —
also known as Gerald L. K. Smith —
of Shreveport, Caddo
Parish, La.; Detroit, Wayne
County, Mich.; Eureka Springs, Carroll
Born in Pardeeville, Columbia
County, Wis., February
orator; political administrator and organizer for Huey P.
Long, 1934-35; as a white
supremacist, he joined and organized for William
Dudley Pelley's Silver Shirts of America, an organization modeled
directly on Adolf Hitler's Brownshirts; candidate for U.S.
Senator from Michigan, 1942 (Republican primary), 1942; founder
of the America First party; charged
in 1944, as part of an alleged Nazi
along with many others, but after seven months, a mistrial was
declared; America First candidate for President
of the United States, 1944; founder of the Christian Nationalist
Crusade; advocated deportation from the U.S. of Jews and
Died, of pneumonia,
in Glendale, Los Angeles
County, Calif., April
15, 1976 (age 78 years, 48
Interment at Christ
of the Ozarks Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Ark.
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