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George Hudson Smith, American bank executive, research and development company executive, medical association administrator.


Smith, George Hudson was born on December 31, 1932 in Cleveland, Alabama, United States. Son of Leo Hobson and Ruby Betty (Horton).


Announcer/sales Station WCRL, Oneonta, Alabama, 1956—1957. Sales Station WAPI, Birmingham, 1957—1958. Production Station WBRC-television, 1958—1960.

Director public relations, associate professor journalism Samford University, 1960—1970. Vice president 1st Alabama Bank, 1970—1974. Senior vice president Bank of Southeast Birmingham, 1974—1977.

Partner GHS Development Corporation, Birmingham, 1977—1979. President, consultant investor Southern Medical Services, Inc., since 1985. With Air Corps United States Navy, 1954-1956.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Life and Times of William James Samford, 1970.


Active Birmingham Festival of Arts, 1965—1972, Downtown Action Committee, 1971—1974, Operation New Birmingham, 1968—1974. Board directors Birmingham Civic Ballet, 1972—1978. Member of Employee Stock Ownership Plan Association American (national director), Alabama Public Relations Committee (director), Bank Marketing Association, Professional Journalism Society, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, The Club, Summit Club, Downtown Club, Vestavia Country Club, Birmingham Press Club, Birmingham Advertising Club.


Son of; married Janice Foster, June 4, 1955. 1 child Meghan.

Leo Hobson Son

Ruby Betty (Horton) Son

Janice Foster

Meghan Smith