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Courtland Smith

publishing executive.

Courtland Smith, American publishing executive. Member Loyal Legion, Phi Gamma Delta.

Background

Smith, Courtland was born on March 7, 1884 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Orlando Jay and Evelyn V. (Brady) Smith.

Education

University of Wisconsin, 1907.

Career

President American Press Association, 1908-1921. Assistant to Postmaster General Hays, 1921-1922. Secretary Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc., 1922-1926.

Vice-president and general manager Fox Hearst Corporation, 1926-1930. Produced first sound news reel for Fox Movietone. Opened first news reel theatre in the world, 1929.

President Pathe News, Inc., 1930-1937. Now president I-R System, Inc.

Membership

Member Loyal Legion, Phi Gamma Delta.

Connections

Married Elinor Cary, 1912 (divorced).; married second, Mary Stuart Kernochan, 1929 (deceased). Children: Evelyn, Orlando Jay (deceased), Archie B. (deceased).

father:
Orlando Jay Smith

mother:
Evelyn V. (Brady) Smith

spouses:
Elinor Cary

Mary Stuart Kernochan

children:
Evelyn Smith

Orlando Jay Smith (deceased)

Archie B. Smith (deceased)