Leon Edgar Smith, American educator, clergyman. Mason (K.T.).
Smith, Leon Edgar was born on October 25, 1884 in Troup County, Georgia, United States. Son of John Everett and Mattie (Webb) Smith.
Bachelor of Arts, Elon (North Carolina) College, 1910, Doctor of Divinity, 1922. Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1915. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1915.
Honorary Doctor of Laws, Marietta College, 1940.
Ordained ministry Christian Church 1905. Began preaching as licentiate, 1906. Pastor Huntington Indiana, 1915-1919.
Third Church, Norfolk, Virginia, 1919-1931 (built the Christian Temple at Norfolk and increased membership from 236 to 1650). President Elon College, 1931-1957, president emeritus, 1957-1975, trustee, 1926-1931.
Married Ella Ora Brunk, October 18, 1912.; married second, Muriel C. Tuck, 1965 (deceased). Children: Rebecca Leon Edgar.