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Eugene Rufus Smith

Lawyer

Eugene Rufus Smith, American lawyer. Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association (director 1951-1954), El Paso Bar Association (president 1944-1945, director 1938-1940), Sigma Chi, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

Smith, Eugene Rufus was born on November 16, 1900 in LaGrange, Georgia, United States. Son of Hubert Mann and Anno Lee (Meaders) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Laws with honors, University Texas, 1924.

Career

Bar: Texas 1924, United States district court (western, northern districts) Texas, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1929. Partner Kemp, Smith, Duncan and Hammond and predecessors, El Paso, Texas, since 1924. Board trustees El Paso School District, 1946-1949.

Member Texas State Board Education, 1950-1957.

Religion

The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.

Politics

Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Views

Every member of a Christian Church should be delicate to other people and use appropriate language while communicating with others.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association (director 1951-1954), El Paso Bar Association (president 1944-1945, director 1938-1940), Sigma Chi, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Children– Tad Randolph, Dorothy Gene Smith Purse.

father:
Hubert Mann Smith

mother:
Anno Lee (Meaders) Smith

child:
Tad Randolph Smith

child:
Dorothy Gene Smith Purse Smith