David Ryan Smith Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science in American Studies, Harding University, 1974. Master of Arts in History, University Texas, 1979.
Director, Star of the Republic Museum, Washington, Texas, 1977-1987; director, Panhandle-Plains History Museum, Canyon, Texas, 1987-1991; executive director, Texas Energy Museum, Beaumont, Texas, since 1992. Field reviewer Institute Museum Superior vena cava syndrome, Washington, since 1985.
Board directors Edison Plaza Museum, Beaumont, Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau. Member community advisory council Mobil Refinery. Chairman Beaumont History Conference.
Commander Spindletop Centennial Celebration State Commission. Member American Association Museum (surveyor museum assessment program), Texas State History Association, Texas Association Museum (council 1979-1981, 84-86), Center Texas Museum Association (chairman 1979-1981, 84-86), Southeast Texas Museum Association (treasurer 1995-2000), Rotary.
Married Peggy Lou Bennett, March 9, 1974. Children: Jennifer Renee, Kenneth Ryan.