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Charles William Smith, American banker.


Smith, Charles William was born on January 14, 1943 in East Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Charles William and Marion Beatrice (Newcombe) Smith.


Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Widener College, 1965. Certified, Brown University, 1976.


Senior bank examiner, specialist tax Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company, 1968-1973. Executive vice president, treasurer Raritan (New Jersey) Savings Bank, 1973-1982. President, chief executive officer Granite Bank (formerly Keene (New Hampshire) Savings Bank), since 1982.

Chairman board, chief executive officer Granite State Bankshares, Inc., since 1986. Faculty New Hampshire Banking School, Dartmouth College, National School Finance & Management, Fairfield University Graduate School Savings Banking, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Learning Center, Washington. Treasurer Jersey Data Network.

Board directors Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.


Member New Hampshire Association Planning Committee, Daniel Webster Boy Scout American Council Committee, Keene Property Owners Association. Finance advisor Girl Scouts United States. Fund raiser Boy Scouts American.

Advisor Prospect Hill Home, Keene. President Somerset Valley Young Men’s Christian Association, 1978-1980. Board directors Keene State College.

Member executive board Keene Industrial Development Inc. Past president Keene Industrial Development, Keene Downtown Revitalization Corporation. Member National Association Mutual Savings Banks (taxation committee), Bank Administration Institute (president central Jersey chapter), Savings Banks' Association New Jersey (chairman investment committee), National Council Savings Institution (board directors), Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce (president 1987-1988), American Community Bankers (board directors).

Lodges: Rotary (chairman various committee Keene chapter).


Married Faine Higgins, July 27, 1968. Children: Tara, Megan, Charles Patrick.

Charles William Smith

Marion Beatrice (Newcombe) Smith

Faine Higgins

Megan Smith

Charles Patrick Smith

Tara Smith