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Halsey Smith

Halsey Smith, American banker. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Distinguished Service award Portland Kiwanis Club, 1968, Maine Bar Association, 1978; Brotherhood award Temple Beth El, Portland, 1970. Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1946; Member Maine (past treasurer), Greater Portland (past director, president) chambers commerce, Maine Bankers Association (past president).

Background

  • Smith, Halsey was born on July 10, 1921 in South Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Albridge C. and Frances (Halsey) Smith.

  • Education

    • Graduate Lawrenceville School, 1940. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1944. Honorary Doctor of Laws, U. Maine, 1961.

    Career

    • With New York Trust Company. New York City, 1946-1951, assistant treasurer, 1950-1951. Vice president Casco Bank & Trust Company, Portland, Maine, 1951-1955, president, 1955-1969, Chairman of the Board, 1969-1973, also director.

      Director Center for Research and Advanced Study, U. Maine, 1972-1977. President, chief Executive officer, director N.E. Bankshare Association, Lewiston, Maine, 1977-1981. Director Milliken Tomlinson Company, Portland, Hussey Manufacturing, North Berwick, Maine.

      Member of advisory board Bingham Association, 1975-1981. Chairman, Commision on Maine’s Future, 1974-1977. Corporator Maine Medical Center.

      President Maine Cancer Research Foundation, 1977-1981. Trustee Westbrook College, Portland.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Maine (past treasurer), Greater Portland (past director, president) chambers commerce, Maine Bankers Association (past president).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Haskell, December 19, 1942. Children-Margaret Coburn, Karen Woodbridge, Halsey, Ellen Barry.
    • father: Albridge C. Smith
    • mother: Frances (Halsey) Smith
    • spouse: Margaret Haskell
    • children: Margaret Coburn Smith
    • Karen Woodbridge Smith
    • Halsey Smith
    • Ellen Barry Smith
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    Died August 21, 1981
    (aged 60)
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