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Courtland Smith

Courtland Smith, American publishing executive. Member Loyal Legion, Phi Gamma Delta.


  • Smith, Courtland was born on March 7, 1884 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Orlando Jay and Evelyn V. (Brady) Smith.

  • Education

    • University of Wisconsin, 1907.


    • President American Press Association, 1908-1921. Assistant to Postmaster General Hays, 1921-1922. Secretary Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc., 1922-1926.

      Vice-president and general manager Fox Hearst Corporation, 1926-1930. Produced first sound news reel for Fox Movietone. Opened first news reel theatre in the world, 1929.

      President Pathe News, Inc., 1930-1937. Now president I-R System, Inc.


    Member Loyal Legion, Phi Gamma Delta.


    • Married Elinor Cary, 1912 (divorced).; married second, Mary Stuart Kernochan, 1929 (deceased). Children: Evelyn, Orlando Jay (deceased), Archie B. (deceased).
    • father: Orlando Jay Smith
    • mother: Evelyn V. (Brady) Smith
    • spouses: Elinor Cary
    • Mary Stuart Kernochan
    • children: Evelyn Smith
    • Orlando Jay Smith (deceased)
    • Archie B. Smith (deceased)
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    Born March 7, 1884
    Died August, 1970
    (aged 86)