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Richard Hewlett Smith

Richard Hewlett Smith, American banker.

Background

  • Smith, Richard Hewlett was born on July 27, 1859 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Samuel Brown and Margaret (Strother) Smith.

  • Education

    • Educated Strother’s University School, Richmond, and under Thomas H. Norwood.

    Career

    • With Planters National Bank, Richmond (now State-Planters Bank & Trust Company), since 1885, beginning as clerk and successively cashier, 1892, vice president, 1911, president, 1915, Chairman of the Board since August 18, 1920. President Family Service Society, Richmond, since 1925. Chairman Liberty Loan Committee for State of Virginia for three loans, World War I.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Clubs: Westmoreland, Virginia Boat.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Donthat Barton, October 18, 1882.
    • father: Samuel Brown Smith
    • mother: Margaret (Strother) Smith
    • spouse: Mary Donthat Barton
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    Died December 15, 1945
    (aged 86)
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