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Robert Louis Smith

Robert Louis Smith, American construction company executive. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers; member National Asphalt Pavement Association (director), Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Chi.

Background

  • Smith, Robert Louis was born on April 19, 1922 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States. Son of Everett Clerc and Janet (Morrison) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Lehigh University, 1944.

    Career

    • Design engineer Chrysler Corporation, 1944-1946. Engineer Harrison Construction Company, Charleston, West Virginia, 1946-1947. Senior engineer Creole Petroleum Company, Las Piedras, Venezuela, 1947-1955.

      Vice president Rea Construction Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1955-1964. Executive vice president Warren Brothers Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964-1968, president, 1968-1979. Also director; senior vice president Ashland Oil, Inc., Kentucky, 1974-1979.

      President Robert L. Smith & Associates, Lexington, since 1979. President, director Tree Farm Development Corporation, Cambridge, since 1979. Director Panastalto (S.A.), Wilder Construction Company, Inc., J.H. Shears Sons, Inc.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist

    Membership

    Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers. Member National Asphalt Pavement Association (director), Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Chi.

    Connections

    • Married June Irene Odbert, October 25, 1948. Children: Peter Clerc, Morrison James, Edna Louise.
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    • 1944
      Lehigh University
    • 1944 - 1946
      Design engineer, Chrysler Corporation
    • 1946 - 1947
      engineer, Harrison Construction Company
      Charleston, South Carolina, United States
    • 1947 - 1955
      senior, engineer Creole Petroleum Company
      Las Piedras, Puerto Rico
    • 1955 - 1964
      vice president, Rea Construction Company
      Charlotte, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • 1964 - 1968
      executive, vice president Warren Brothers Company
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1974 - 1979
      senior, vice president Ashland Oil
      Kentucky, United States
    • 1979
      president, Robert L. Smith & Associates
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1979
      president, Tree Farm Development Corporation
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1979
      director, Tree Farm Development Corporation
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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