“Smith” is the most popular surname in U.S. House history

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Smart Politics analysis finds “Smith” is the most popular surname in U.S. House history with 115 Representatives, and, with the addition of Missouri’s Jason Smith to its rolls, the name now extends its lead to 50 over “Johnson” which comes in second with 65.  

Rounding out the Top 10 are Davis with 55, Wilson and Williams with 54, Miller with 49, Brown with 46, Jones with 45, and Taylor and White with 41.

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