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Edward Devereux Smith

lawyer , bank executive. , food products executive

Edward Devereux Smith, American lawyer, food products executive, bank executive. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta.

Background

Smith, Edward Devereux was born on September 5, 1876 in Livingston, Alabama, United States. Son of Addison Gillespie and Florence Devereux (Hopkins) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama, 1896. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, District of Columbia, 1898. Studied Summer Law School, University of Virginia, 1904.

Career

Practiced in Birmingham, Alabama, 1898-1919. Appointed general solicitor Southern Group Bell telephone companies, at Atlanta, 1919. General counsel Southern Bell Tel. and Tel.

Company, March 1929-July 1941, vice president, 1935-1941. Vice-president and director Coca Cola Bottling Company of Laconia, N.H. Vice president in charge Trust Department, Fulton National Bank, Atlanta, Georgia., 1941-1947.

Retired. Democratic national committeeman for Alabama, 1916-1919.

Works

  • Author: A Telephone Rate Case, 1941.

Membership

Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Piedmont Driving.

Connections

Married Florida Whiting Graves, March 24, 1904. Children: Addison, Edward.

father:
Addison Gillespie Smith

mother:
Florence Devereux (Hopkins) Smith

spouse:
Florida Whiting Graves

children:
Addison Smith

Edward Smith