logo logo

Tom K. Smith

Tom K. Smith, American banker. Recipient of S.R. Modern Patriot award, 1956.

Background

  • Smith, Tom K. was born on September 4, 1882 in Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri, United States. Son of Ambrose Henry Flood and Celeste (O’Day) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, U of Missouri, 1904, Doctor of Laws, 1935. Doctor of Laws, Westminster College, 1952.

    Career

    • Bond buyer and salesman with Little & Hays, St. Louis, 1905-1910. Secretary and treasurer William R. Compton Company, St. Louis, 1910-1915. Vice president Kauffman, Smith & Company, Inc., 1915-1929.

      President Boatmen’s National Bank, 1929-1947, Chairman of the Board, since 1947. Director American Tel. & Tel. Company, 1940-1959.

      Member Executive Committee, director General American Life Insurance Company. Director Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis, 1945-1950, Ann Arbor Railroad Company, Wabash Railway Company Vice chairman Liberty Loan Organisation, 8th Federal District, 1917-1919. Member St. Louis War Finance Committee 1942-1945.

      Vice president Children’s Aid Society, 1919-1933. Member of the Board of Governors Investment Bankers Association of America, 1923-1925, vice president, 1926. Trustee Community Fund of St. Louis, 1923-1927, chairman budget committee, 1925.

      Member board St. Louis chapter American Red Cross, 1928-1931. Chairman St. Louis Citizens Committee on Relief and Unemployment, 1931-1932 (in recognition of outstanding work on this committee received St. Louis Civic Award, 1932). Member National and Missouri coms. on unemployment relief, 1932.

      Member advising committee, St. Louis Loan Agency, R.F.C., 1932-1953. Special advisory on banks and banking matters to secretary of treasurer, 1933-1934, 1939-1940. Financial advisory to Office of Procurement and Material, United States Navy, 1942-1943.

      Member advising committee St. Louis Ordinance District, 1943-1946. Member board curators, University of Missouri, 1939-1945, president, 1944-1945. President of the board of trustees Phi Gamma Delta, 1934-1946.

      Member National Citizens Committee on Mobilization for Human Needs, 1935-1942 (chairman 1941-1942). Director Community Chests and Councils, Inc., 1936-1945, member National Citizen’s Committee, Community Chests of America, since 1946. Member board directors National War Fund, 1943-1946.

      Chairman St. Louis Social Security Commission, 1937-1939. Member Civic Progress Inc., St. Louis, 1953-1958. Chairman St. Louis Citizens Charter Committee, 1956.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member Executive Committee, director General American Life Insurance Company. Member St. Louis War Finance Committee 1942-1945. Member of the Board of Governors Investment Bankers Association of America, 1923-1925, vice president, 1926.

    Member board St. Louis chapter American Red Cross, 1928-1931. Member National and Missouri coms. on unemployment relief, 1932. Member advising committee, St. Louis Loan Agency, R.F.C., 1932-1953.

    Member advising committee St. Louis Ordinance District, 1943-1946. Member board curators, University of Missouri, 1939-1945, president, 1944-1945. Member National Citizens Committee on Mobilization for Human Needs, 1935-1942 (chairman 1941-1942).

    Member board directors National War Fund, 1943-1946. Member Civic Progress Inc., St. Louis, 1953-1958. Member American Bankers Association (Vice-President 1934-1935, president 1936-1937), Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Clubs: University (president, 1927), Noonday (president, 1926), St. Louis Country, Cuivre.

    Connections

    • Married Jane Howard Wells, April 27, 1916. Children: Tom K., Junior.
    • father: Ambrose Henry Flood Smith
    • mother: Celeste (O’Day) Smith
    • spouse: Jane Howard Wells
    • children: Tom K. Smith
    • Jr Smith
    See on larger map
    Born September 4, 1882
    Nationality

    Award