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Wayne Horace Smithey

Wayne Horace Smithey, American automobile company executive. Bar: District of Columbia 1949.


  • Smithey, Wayne Horace was born on July 8, 1922 in Ogallala, Nebraska, United States. Son of George Walker and Esther Christina (Swanson) Smithey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Kearney State College, (Nebraska), 1944. Juris Doctor, American University, Washington, 1949.


    • Legal counsel United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, 1949-1958. Legislation associate Ford Motor Company, 1958-1966, assistant managing director, 1966-1967, director, 1967-1977, vice president, 1977-1987.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1949.


    When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.


    Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Bible is the source of inspirational stories, gospels, letters, hymns, songs, prayers, and poetry that drives wisdom and creativity of all Christians over time and across the world.


    Chairman board directors Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, 1982-1986. Board directors Bryce Harlow Foundation, since 1982, chairman since 1986. Board directors Meridian House International, since 1985.

    President Business-Government Relations Council, 1981-1982, Washington chapter Multiple Sclerosis Society, since 1985. Trustee member executive committee Federal City Council, 1983-1986. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1943-1946, Okinawa, China.

    Member Bar Association District of Columbia (committee chairman 1978-1979), Federal Bar Association Clubs: Congressional Country (Bethesda, Maryland). 1925 F Street, Carlton, International. University, Economic (Washington).

    Renaissance (Detroit).


    • Married Dorothy Ellen Rhodes, January 27, 1945. Children: Sharon Denise, Deborah Lynn, Janice Ilene.
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    • 1944
      Kearney State College
    • 1949
      American University
    • 1949 - 1958
      Legal counsel, United States Senate Judiciary Committee
      Washington, United States