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William Franklin Smith

William Franklin Smith, American hospital administrator. Recipient Distinguished Service award United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1967; recipient Leonard A. Duce award Trinity University, 1976.


  • Smith, William Franklin was born on September 9, 1939 in Laurel, Mississippi, United States. Son of Clarence Marcus and Cora Desma (Taylor) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Southern Mississippi, 1963. Master of Science, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1972. Doctoral candidate, University Texas School Public Health.


    • From administrative assistant to administrator Methodist Hospital, Hattiesburg, Massachusetts, 1959-1968. Assistant, then associate administrator University Texas Medical Branch Hospital, Galveston, 1968-1969. Associate administrator Bexar County Hospital District, San Antonio, 1969-1973.

      Administrator R.E. Thomason General Hospital, El Paso, 1973-1974. Vice president Hospital Management Corporation, 1974-1975. Executive director Hermann Hospital, Houston, 1975-1984.

      Field consultant American Hospital Association, Mississippi, 1967-1968. Adjunct associate professor University Texas Health Science Center, Houston, since 1975. Member executive council Health Science Institution, San Antonio, 1969-1973.

      Vice president hospital affairs University Texas Health Science Center, Houston, since 1977.


    Board directors Greater Houston Hospital Council, 1982-1983, Greater Houston Convention and Vistors Council, 1980, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Houston, 1981. Member future studies committee Houston Chamber of Commerce C., 1982. Fellow American College Hospital Administrators.

    Member Texas Hospital Association (trustee 1982), Western Trauma Association (president 1981), American Hospital Association, American Association Hospital Planning Clubs: Houstonian.


    • Married Laura J. Broome, July 25, 1958 (divorced May 1977). Children: Frank, Michele, Melissa, Martha Ann. Married Pamela J. Werme, June 3, 1977.

      Children: Keith, Noelle, Whitney.
    • father: Clarence Marcus Smith
    • mother: Cora Desma (Taylor) Smith
    • spouses: Laura J. Broome
    • Pamela J. Werme
    • children: Frank Smith
    • Michele Smith
    • Melissa Smith
    • Martha Ann Smith
    • Keith Smith
    • Noelle Smith
    • Whitney Smith
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    Born September 9, 1939