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Industrial equipment manufacturing executive

Goff Smith, industrial equipment manufacturing executive. Sloan Fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952-1953. President Village of Winnetka, Illinois, 1967—1969; president, board directors United Way Chicago, 1976—1985; board directors Rehabilitation Institute, 1979—1999, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1979—1999, Presbyterian Home, Evanston, 1979—2005.

Background

Smith, Goff was born on October 7, 1916 in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. Son of Fred Thomas and Mabel (Goff) Smith.

Education

Biosystems Engineering, University of Michigan, 1938; Master of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1939; Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1953.

Career

Trainee, Bucyrus Erie, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1939-1940; member sales staff, Amsted Industries, Chicago and New York City, 1946-1955; subsidiary president, Amsted Industries, Chicago, 1955-1960; vice president, Amsted Industries, Chicago, 1960-1969; president, director, Amsted Industries, Chicago, 1969-1974; president, Chief Executive Officer, director, Amsted Industries, Chicago, 1974-1980; chairman, Amsted Industries, Chicago, 1980-1982.

Achievements

  • Avocations: hunting, fishing, golf. M C.

Membership

President Village of Winnetka, Illinois, 1967-1969. President, board directors United WayChgo., 1976-1985. Board directors Rehabilitation Institute, Chicago, Chicago Theological Seminary, Presbyterian Home, Evanston, Illinois.

Trustee Sigma Chi Foundation Major United States Army, 1940-1946.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hunting, fishing, golf.

Connections

Married Nancy Dall, November 28, 1942 (deceased 1972). Children: Goff Thomas, Susan Knight. Married Harriet Schneider Oliver, June 23, 1973 (deceased 1998).

father:
Fred Thomas Smith

mother:
Mabel (Goff) Smith

spouse:
Nancy Dall

spouse:
Harriet Schneider Oliver

child:
Goff Thomas Smith

child:
Susan Knight Smith