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Lawyer

Lawrence Meredith Clemson Smith, American lawyer. member United States National Commission United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1949-1951, 54-60, 62-75,; Member Phi Kappa Sigma.

Background

Smith, Lawrence Meredith Clemson was born on October 4, 1902 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Lewis L. and Gertrude (Clemson) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Pennsylvania, 1923, Bachelor of Laws, 1928. Bachelor of Arts, Magdalen College, University of Oxford (England), 1925, Master of Arts, 1946.

Career

With firm Roberts & Montgomery, Philadelphia, 1928-1932, Montgomery & McCracken, Philadelphia, 1932-1933. Associate counsel Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1932-1933. General coordinator legal div.

NRA, 1933-1935; associate counsel charge investigation and study investment trusts Securities and Exchange Commission, 1935-1940. Chief special war policies unit, war div. Department Justice 1940-1943.

Chief economics mission, French W. Africa, 1944. Head United States purchasing mission, Switzerland, 1945. Now president WFLN, Philadelphia Adviser United States delegation 3d meeting Minister Foreign Affairs of America Republics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1942.

Member United States National Commission United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1949-1951, 54-60, 62-75, member Executive Committee, 1957-1960, 63-75. Chairman Board of Trade and Convs. Philadelphia, 1955-1963.

Past nat. treasurer, past chairman Philadelphia, Americans for Democratic Action, now member board directors. Past member Philadelphia Committee Human Relations. Board directors Philadelphia Housing Association Trustee, past president American Federation Arts.

Board directors Carson College. Associate trustee University of Pennsylvania. Trustee Philadelphia Museum Art.

With wife founded Philadelphia's first classical music station, WFLN-FM, Schuykill Valley Nature Center, and the Landguard Trust.

Membership

Member United States National Commission United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1949-1951, 54-60, 62-75. Member Phi Kappa Sigma. Clubs: Racquet, University Barge, Franklin Inn (Philadelphia).

Connections

Married Eleanor Houston, February 23, 1933. Children: Lewis Lawrence G., Eleanor K. (Mistress.

father:
Lewis L. Smith

mother:
Gertrude (Clemson) Smith

spouse:
Eleanor Houston

children:
Lewis Lawrence G. Smith

Eleanor K. (Mrs Smith