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Newman Smith

Newman Smith, American banker, government official. Decorated Legion of Merit, Army Commendation medal, American Theatre medal, World War I medal with 5 bars, World World War II medal, Mexican Border medal, Philippine Insurrection medal; U. District of Columbia Cross of Military Service.


  • Smith, Newman was born on October 23, 1889 in Dothan, Alabama, United States. Son of William Jackson and Ella (de Shazo) Smith.

  • Education

    • Student Newton Institute, 1902-1906, Howard College (Alabama), 1906-1907, Massey’s Business College, 1910, New York University, 1919-1920.


    • With First National Bank, Montgomery, Alabama, 1912-1916. Auditor Guaranty Trust Company of New York, New York City, since 1919, auditor-controller, Constantinople, Turkey, Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium, since 1920. executive secretary, Brussels, 1924-1928. President, managing, director Commercial Investment Trust, S.A. Brussels, 1928-1934.

      Vice president C. I. T. Corporation, New York City, 1934-1942. Administrative officer loan guaranty div. V.A., 1946-1950; assistant to under secretary Department of Commerce, January 1950, special assistant to Secretary of Commerce and Director Security since May 1950.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Served as non-commissioned officer 6th Cavalry, United States Army, Moro Insurrection. Mindanao, P.I., 1907-1909. Member Military Order World Wars, Military Order Carabao, Rainbow Division Veterans Association, Newcomen Society N.A.

    Mason (32°).; Club: Army-Navy (Washington).


    • Married Rosalind Sayre October 8, 1917.
    • father: William Jackson Smith
    • mother: Ella (de Shazo) Smith
    • spouse: Rosalind Sayre October 8
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    Born October 23, 1889
    Died July 28, 1964
    (aged 74)