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Fred Wesley Smith

Fred Wesley Smith was American communications company executive.


  • Smith, Fred Wesley was born on January 1, 1934 in Arkoma, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Erma (Howard) Wells.

  • Education

    • Student, Arkansas Polytechnic Technology College.


    • Classified advertising salesman Southwest Times Record, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1951-1953. Classified advertising manager Southwest Times Record, 1953-1955, national advertising manager, 1956-1959, advertising manager, 1959-1960, assistant general manager, 1960-1961. General manager Las Vegas Review Journal, 1961-1966.

      Vice president western newspaper division Donrey Media Group, Las Vegas, 1966-1973, executive vice president, 1973-1987, president, 1987—1990, Chief Executive Officer, 1990—1993. Board directors First Interstate Bank of Nevada, Reno, Nevada Development Authority, ALLTell Corporation, since 2001, Safefoods Corporation, since 2003.


    Former board directors United Fund, Clark County Boys Club, Las Vegas. Member executive board Boy Scouts American, Las Vegas. Former member, chairman advisory board Salvation Army, Las Vegas.

    Board trustees University Nevada Las Vegas Foundation, University of the Ozarks. National advisory board First Commercial nank, Little Rock, chairman, Donald W. Reynolds Found, since 1996. Member Sigma Delta Chi.



    Boating, golf, skiing.


    • Married Mary Blanche Moore, May 1961. Children: Fred W. Junior, Jonathan Paul, Deborah Lee.
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    Born January 1, 1934
    • 1951 - 1953
      Classified advertising salesman Southwest Times Record
      Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
    • 1961 - 1966
      general manager, Las Vegas Review Journal
    • 1966 - 1973
      vice president, western newspaper division Donrey Media Group
      Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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