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Bolton Smith

Bolton Smith, American investment banker, social leader. Mason.

Background

  • Smith, Bolton was born on July 25, 1861 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Francis and Sarah (Bolton) Smith.

  • Education

    • Student, Dresden, Germany, 2 years. Graduate Collège de Genève, Switzerland, 1878. Bachelor of Laws, Central Law School, Indianapolis, 1882.

      Post-graduate work in law, summer, University of Virginia.

    Career

    • Investment banking business, Memphis, 1885-1932 (retired). Vice president National Council Boy Scouts of America. Chairman advisory commission on interracial activities, and member Executive Committee Board of Trustees of George Peabody College for Teachers.

      Trustee Brookings Institution (Washington, District of Columbia).

    Works

    • Author of article, A Philosophy of Race Relation (printed in Congressional Record, December 1919).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Mason.

    Connections

    • Married Grace Carlile, June 20, 1889. Children: Louise Bolton-Smith (deceased), Carlile Bolton-Smith.
    • father: Francis Smith
    • mother: Sarah (Bolton) Smith
    • spouse: Grace Carlile
    • children: Louise Bolton-Smith Smith (deceased)
    • Carlile Bolton-Smith
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    Died March 27, 1935
    (aged 73)
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