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Robert Lee Smith

Robert Lee Smith, American newspaper executive. Member Southern Newspaper Publications Association (director), West Virginia Publications Association (director), Navy League United States (president, Kanawha Company chapter).

Background

  • Smith, Robert Lee was born on February 5, 1893 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Son of Samuel Lockhart and Mary Massie (Thompson) Smith.

  • Education

    • Student in public schools Charleston.

    Career

    • Telegraph messenger, various positions Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, 1902, circulation manager, general manager, 1918, treasurer, 1921, director, 1921, president, since 1950. Chairman of the Board Newspaper Agency Corporation Director Young Men’s Christian Association, Salvation Army. Trustee Morris Harvey College, Charleston.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Southern Newspaper Publications Association (director), West Virginia Publications Association (director), Navy League United States (president, Kanawha Company chapter). Clubs: National Press, Rotary, Kanawha Country, Press (Charleston).

    Connections

    • Married Leatha Maria Harless, April. Children: Ruth Patricia (Mistress.
    • father: Samuel Lockhart Smith
    • mother: Mary Massie (Thompson) Smith
    • spouse: Leatha Maria Harless
    • child: Ruth Patricia (Mrs Smith
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    Died October 6, 1961
    (aged 68)
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