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Naval officer , professor

Lybrand Palmer Smith, American naval officer, professor. Decorated Mexican Campaign Medal, Victory Medal with Silver Star, Haitian Campaign, 2d Marine Expedition medal, American Defense medal, Legion of Merit, American Theater Victory Medal, World World War World War II Registered professional engineer, Maryland.

Background

Smith, Lybrand Palmer was born on January 24, 1891 in Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles Ellsworth and Jennie Agnes (Palmer) Smith.

Education

Educated Academy of James Milliken U., 1905-1907. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1911. Student of University of Santo Domingo, 1919-1920.

Doctor of Science, American University, 1935.

Career

A. J. Shower), Towneley (Mistress Warren M. Rohsenow), Rosalind (wife of Commander Robert L. Neyman), Lybrand Palmer. Past midshipman, United States Navy, 1911, advanced through grades to captain. At sea, 1911-1919; during military occupation of Santo Domingo, held cabinet posts, minister of finance and commerce, secretary state for foreign affairs, minister of improvements and communications, 1919-1921.

Engineering duty (including command of 2 destroyers), 1923-1943. Assistant coordinator research and development, Office secretary of Navy, July 15, 1941-1945. Member National Defense Research Committee, July 1941-1945.

Navy Department member uranium committee, 1941-1945. Member war metallurgy committee, 1941-1945. Senior naval liason officer on Committee Selection and Training of Service Personnel and Committee Applied Mathematics Statistics, 1942-1945.

Retired because of physical disability, 1945. Now professor naval engineering Graduate School Massachusetts Institute Technology.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor technical papers to professional journals.

Politics

move first sentence in Career down to family/connections. Also correct : K. Towneley (Mrs. Warren Rohsenow)...

Lybrand Palmer Smith Jr (career Srgt. USA)

Membership

Member National Defense Research Committee, July 1941-1945. Member uranium committee, 1941-1945. Member war metallurgy committee, 1941-1945.

Served in Mexican, Haitian, Dominican campaigns, World Wars I and World War II. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Society Naval Engineers (member of council 1936-1940), Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Society Colonial Wars, Chi Psi Omega.

Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia, Board of Governors 1936).

Connections

Married Katherine Snowden Atwater, April 20, 1912. 4 Children: Damaris (wife of Colonel A. J. Shower,USA), Towneley (Mrs Warren M. Rohsenow), Rosalind (wife of Commander Robert L. Neyman, USN), Lybrand Palmer Smith Jr (Sgt,USA).

father:
Charles Ellsworth Smith

mother:
Jennie Agnes (Palmer) Smith

spouse:
Katherine Snowden Atwater

child:
Damaris (wife of Col Smith