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Floyd Rodenback Smith, American utilities executive. Registered professional engineer, Texas. Named Distinguished Alumnus Engineering School, New Mexico State University, 1977.


Smith, Floyd Rodenback was born on June 25, 1913 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Floyd M. and Elizabeth (Rodenback) Smith.


Student, Long Beach (California) Junior College, 1931-1933; Bachelor of Science, New Mexico State University, 1935; postgraduate, Harvard Business School, 1962.


With, Gulf States Utilities Company, Beaumont, Texas, 1935-1978; director, Gulf States Utilities Company, 1965-1978; vice president Baton Rouge division, Gulf States Utilities Company, 1965-1967; vice president division operations, Gulf States Utilities Company, 1967-1969; executive vice president, Gulf States Utilities Company, 1969; president, Gulf States Utilities Company, 1970-1973; principal Executive officer, Gulf States Utilities Company, 1970-1978; Chairman of the Board, principal Executive officer, Gulf States Utilities Company, 1973-1978. President S.W. Atomic Energy Associations, 1971-1977. Management consultant, 1978-1985.


  • Registered professional engineer, Texas.


Board directors, past chairman Beaumont chapter American Red Cross. Board directors Central City Development Corporation, 1971-1981, Young Men’s Christian Association, 1980-1983. Trustee United Appeals, president, 1975.

President Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation, 1976-1978. Member Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation (board directors 1970-1978, president 1976-1978), Southeastern Electrical Exchange (president 1975-1976, board directors 1970-1978), Texas Research League (board directors 1970-1978), Association Electric Companies of Texas (chairman 1978-1979), Utility Shareholders Association of Texas (chairman 1986-1993), Beaumont C. of Chamber (board directors 1970-1976), Beaumont Country Club, Beaumont Club (board directors 1974-1976).


Son of; married Marion LaFrae Blythe, October 5, 1935. Children: Marion Katherine Smith White, Virginia Helene.

Floyd M. Smith

Elizabeth (Rodenback) Smith

Marion LaFrae Blythe

Virginia Helene Smith

Marion Katherine Smith White Smith