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Cyrus Rowlett Smith, business executive. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Air Medal United States; Commander Order British Empire; named to Aviation Hall of Fame, 1974; Business Hall of Fame, 1975; recipient Wright Brothers award, Billy Mitchell award. Served from colonel to major general United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945; deputy Commander Air Transport Command 1942-1945. Member of Metropolitan (Washington).

Background

Smith, Cyrus Rowlett was born on September 9, 1899 in Minerva, Texas, United States. Son of Roy Edgerton and Marion (Burck) Smith.

Education

Educated, University Texas, 1920-1924.

Career

Public accountant, Peat, Marwick Mitchell & Company, Dallas, 1924-1926;assistant treasurer, Texas-Louisiana Power Company, Fort Worth, 1926-1928;vice president, Texas Air Transport, Inc., Fort Worth, 1929-1930;vice president, American Airways, Inc., Fort Worth and St. Louis, 1930-1933;vice president, American Airlines, Inc., Fort Worth, 1934;president, American Airlines, Inc., Chicago and New York City, 1934-1942;Chairman of the Board, American Airlines, Inc., Chicago and New York City, 1946-1968;chairman, chief Executive officer, American Airlines, Inc., Chicago and New York City, 1973-1974;United States secretary commerce, 1968-1969;partner, Lazard Freres & Company, 1969-1973.

Religion

Creed or other statements should be rejected as they may compromise each believer’s obligation to interpret Scripture under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and within the community of faith.

Politics

Churches should be encouraged to teach and preach biblical truth on moral issues and to urge their members to vote according to their beliefs, convictions, and values.

Views

Your desires, ambitions, goals, and purpose change as you begin to enjoy a close walk with a living God. These changes are different for each individual, and the journey needs to be taken a step at a time.

Membership

Served from colonel to major general United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Deputy Commander Air Transport Command 1942-1945. Member of Metropolitan (Washington).

Connections

Married Elizabeth L. Manget, December 29, 1934 (divorced). 1 child, Douglas Manget.

father:
Roy Edgerton Smith

mother:
Marion (Burck) Smith

spouse:
Elizabeth L. Manget

child:
Douglas Manget Smith