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Harold Charles Smith

Harold Charles Smith, American pension fund administrator. Chartered Financial Analyst; ordained minister United Church Christ, 1959.


  • Smith, Harold Charles was born on January 11, 1934 in New York City. Son of Harold Elmore and Hedwig Agnes (Gronke) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude with honors, Ursinus College, 1955. Master of Business Administration, New York University, 1958. Master in Division, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1958.

      Doctor of Divinity (honorary), 1993. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Ursinus College, 1997. DHum (honorary), Springfield College, 1998.


    • Vice president Young Men’s Christian Association Retirement Fund, Incorporated, New York York City, 1958-1969, portfolio manager, since 1960, associate secretary, 1969-1977, vice president, 1977-1980, executive vice president, 1980-1982, president elect, 1982-1983, president, 1983-2000. Associate professor business and finance Long Island University, 1969-1971. Trustee Bank Mart, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1983-1991.

      Board directors Y Mutual Insurance Company, treasurer since 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered Financial Analyst. Ordained minister United Church Christ, 1959.


    • Author: Getting It All Together in Retirement, 1977.


    Trustee Young Women’s Christian Association Greater Bridgeport, 1975—1979, Pension Funds United Church of Christ, 1968—2007, Springfield College, Massachusetts, 1983—2009, United Church Foundation, 1968—2009, vice chairman, 1995—1998, chairman, 1998—1999. Chairman board trustees New York State Young Men’s Christian Association. Board directors Springfield College, Massachusetts, since 1983.

    Pastor 1st E&R Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1958—1988, Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 1988—2000, 1st Congressional Church, Union, New Jersey, 2001—2002, River Edge, 2002—2003, 2008—2009, Lordship Community Church, Stratford, Connecticut, 2006—2008, 1st Congregational Church, River Edge, New Jersey, 2008—2010. Treasurer United H. Homes of New Jersey Inc., since 2001. Executive council UCC, 2000—2007.

    Board directors United Church Residencies, 1962—1965, Young Men’s Christian Association Greater New York, 2002—2004, 1983—1997, Bridgeport Area Foundation, 1989—2000, Ursinus College, Pennsylvania, since 1994, Council of Churches Greater Bridgeport, 1995—1996, Silver Bay Christian Conference Center, 1997—2003. Member American Economics Association, New York Society Security Analysts, Finance Analysts Federation, Masons, Order Eastern Star.


    • father: Harold Elmore Smith
    • mother: Hedwig Agnes (Gronke) Smith
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    Born January 11, 1934
    • 1955
      Ursinus College
    • 1958
      New York University
    • 1958
      Union Theological Seminary
    • 1997
      Ursinus College
    • 1998
      Springfield College
    • 1958 - 1969
      Vice president, Young Men's Christian Association Retirement Fund
    • 1969 - 1971
      associate, professor business and finance Long Island University
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