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Manufacturing executive

George Edwin Smith, American manufacturing executive. Chairman Young Men’s Christian Association, Metro Atlanta, 1972, American Red Cross, Atlanta, 1980; president United Way Metro Atlanta, 1981. Served to sgt United States Air Force, 1943-1946. Member of Rotary (president 1971-1972).

Background

Smith, George Edwin was born on August 2, 1916 in Athens, Georgia, United States. Son of Swinney and Willie (Crawford) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Georgia State University, 1939.

Career

Treasurer, J.M. Tull Industries, Inc., Atlanta, 1946-1957;executive vice president, J.M. Tull Industries, Inc., Atlanta, 1957-1973;president, J.M. Tull Industries, Inc., Atlanta, 1973-1975;chief Executive officer, Chairman of the Board, J.M. Tull Industries, Inc., Atlanta, 1975-1981;chairman, J.M. Tull Foundation, Atlanta, since 1981. Board of directors Trust Company of Georgia, Atlanta, American Heritage Life Insurance Company, Jacksonville, Florida, Laclede Steel Company, St. Louis, Haverty Furn Company.

Religion

Loving God went to supernatural lengths—by sending His Son to die—to provide everyone an opportunity to escape the fires of Hell and spend eternity in Heaven.

Politics

All Christians should vote in accordance with biblical values rather than according to party lines, personalities, or candidate rhetoric.

Views

As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.

Membership

Chairman Young Men’s Christian Association, Metro Atlanta, 1972, American Red Cross, Atlanta, 1980. President United Way Metro Atlanta, 1981. Served to sgt United States Air Force, 1943-1946.

Member of Rotary (president 1971-1972).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: golf.

Connections

Married Evelyn Agnew, October 18, 1940. Children: Carol Kay, William A.

father:
Swinney Smith

mother:
Willie (Crawford) Smith

spouse:
Evelyn Agnew

child:
Carol Kay Smith

child:
William A. Smith