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Stanford Lee Smith

Stanford Lee Smith, American health science facility director, chemist. Visiting fellow Mellon Institute, 1967, National Institutes of Health Predoctoral fellow, 1960, 61.


  • Smith, Stanford Lee was born on June 3, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Leland Stanford and Gladys Eva (Pike) Smith.

  • Education

    • AB, Albion College, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University, 1961.


    • Research chemist Ethyl Corporation, Ferndale, Michigan, 1957. Instructor chemistry department Iowa State University, Ames, 1962. Assistant professor chemistry department University Kentucky, Lexington, 1962-1968, associate professor chemistry department, 1968-1984, professor chemistry and radiology, since 1984.

      Director instrumentation Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center, University Kentucky, since 1985. Director Nuclear magnetic resonance Technology, since 1987, Nuclear magnetic resonance Spectroscopy Center, since 1987. Chairman senate council University Kentucky, Lexington, 1974.

      United Nations consultant Center Laboratories, Government Pakistan, 1975. Consultant to various pharmaceutical and instrument companies, since 1980. Member study section National Institutes of Health, 1986, 88.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: scuba diving, model building, history.


    • Editorial board Journal Heterocyclic Chemistry, since 1988. Contributor articles to professional journals. Inventor, patentee quality control phantom for computed tomography.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Board directors Kentucky Civil Liberties Union, Louisville, 1983-1986. Scout leader Boy Scouts American, Lexington, 1970-1974. Treasurer Innisfree School, Lexington, 1971-1972.

    Delegate State Democratic Convention, Lexington, 1968. Member American Association of University Professors (president United Kingdom chapter 1971-1972), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society (chairman Lexington section 1966-1967), Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, American Association Physicists in Medicine, National Association Underwater Instructors, United States Power Squadrons (lieutenant Commander, squadron educational officer Bluegrass Power Squadron since 1993), Blue Grass Dive Club (vice president, treasurer dive master 1981-1984), Sigma Xi.



    Avocations: scuba diving, model building, history.


    • Married Barbara Willis Labick, August 9, 1958 (divorced 1976). Children: Michael Leland, Sharon Lee. Married Dorothy James Thompson, May 17, 1977 (divorced 1982).

      Married Elizabeth Marie Church, January 29, 1983.
    • father: Leland Stanford Smith
    • mother: Gladys Eva (Pike) Smith
    • spouses: Barbara Willis Labick
    • Dorothy James Thompson
    • Elizabeth Marie Church
    • children: Michael Leland Smith
    • Sharon Lee Smith
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