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Edward Devereux Smith

Edward Devereux Smith, American lawyer, food products executive, bank executive. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta.


  • Smith, Edward Devereux was born on September 5, 1876 in Livingston, Alabama, United States. Son of Addison Gillespie and Florence Devereux (Hopkins) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama, 1896. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, District of Columbia, 1898. Studied Summer Law School, University of Virginia, 1904.


    • Practiced in Birmingham, Alabama, 1898-1919. Appointed general solicitor Southern Group Bell telephone companies, at Atlanta, 1919. General counsel Southern Bell Tel. and Tel.

      Company, March 1929-July 1941, vice president, 1935-1941. Vice-president and director Coca Cola Bottling Company of Laconia, N.H. Vice president in charge Trust Department, Fulton National Bank, Atlanta, Georgia., 1941-1947.

      Retired. Democratic national committeeman for Alabama, 1916-1919.


    • Author: A Telephone Rate Case, 1941.


    Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Piedmont Driving.


    • Married Florida Whiting Graves, March 24, 1904. Children: Addison, Edward.
    • father: Addison Gillespie Smith
    • mother: Florence Devereux (Hopkins) Smith
    • spouse: Florida Whiting Graves
    • children: Addison Smith
    • Edward Smith
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    Born September 5, 1876