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William Russell Smith

William Russell Smith, American microbiology educator. Registered microbiologist. United States Army Question Manager Corps. research grantee, 1951-1952.


  • Smith, William Russell was born on January 13, 1917 in Denton, Texas, United States. Son of Ira Russell and Willie (Caskey) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, North Texas State University, 1937. Master of Science, North Texas State University, 1938. Postgraduate, University Minnesota, 1949.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, University Texas, 1955.


    • Teacher biology high school, junior college, 1939-1943. Assistant professor biology Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, 1951-1954, associate professor, 1955-1958, professor, since 1958, University Regents professor, since 1974. Research scientist University Texas, 1952-1953.

    Major achievements

    • Registered microbiologist.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member health section Beaumont Community Council, 1964-1968. President Beaumont Planned Parenthood Association, 1968-1969. Trustee Schlesinger Geriatric Center, chairman, 1975-1976.

    Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, World World War II, PTO. Member American Association of University Professors, American Society Microbiology, Texas Society Microbiology, New York Academy of Sciences, Texas Association College Teachers, Sigma Xi, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Sigma, Beta Beta Beta Lodges: Lions.


    • Married Dorothy Youngblood, May 13, 1939. Children: Barbara Ann, Christopher Ronald.
    • father: Ira Russell Smith
    • mother: Willie (Caskey) Smith
    • spouse: Dorothy Youngblood
    • children: Barbara Ann Smith
    • Christopher Ronald Smith
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    Born January 13, 1917
    • 1937
      North Texas State University
    • 1938
      North Texas State University
    • 1949
      University Minnesota
    • 1955
      University Texas
    • 1939 - 1943
      Teacher, biology high school
    • 1951 - 1954
      assistant, professor biology Lamar University
      Beaumont, Texas, United States
    • 1952 - 1953
      research scientist, University Texas
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