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William Edward Smith

William Edward Smith, American furniture manufacturing company executive. Served to 1st lieutenant Field Artillery, United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

Background

  • Smith, William Edward was born on June 15, 1922 in Kevil, Kentucky, United States. Son of William Gobel and Grace (Hatler) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Harvard University, 1944.

    Career

    • With sales department Heritage Henredon Furniture Company, High Point, North Carolina, 1947-1949, sales representative Chicago, 1949-1956. Sales manager Henredon Furniture Industries, Inc., Morganton, North Carolina, 1957-1977, president, chief executive officer Morgantown, from 1977.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Served to 1st lieutenant Field Artillery, United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Sprecher Torson, June 20, 1954 (divorced June 1964). Children: William Edward, Matthew Tory. Married Laura Poe Ervin, November 27, 1969.
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    Born June 15, 1922
    Died February 26, 2001
    (aged 78)
    • 1944
      Harvard University
    • 1947 - 1949
      With sales department Heritage Henredon Furniture Company
      High Point, North Carolina, United States
    • 1949 - 1956
      With sales department Heritage Henredon Furniture Company
    • 1957 - 1977
      sales manager, Henredon Furniture Industries
      Morganton, North Carolina, United States