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art historian , art association executive director

Margaret Suydam Smith Crocker, American art association executive director, art historian. Recipient Watrous Bowl, Junior League, 1976, Woman of Achievement award Broome County Status of Women Council, 1989, Kennedy Center Alliance award for distinguished service to arts, 1991.


Crocker, Margaret Suydam Smith was born on March 21, 1936 in Binghamton, New York, United States. Daughter of George Percy and Margaret Suydam (Fritts) Smith.


Bachelor in Art History, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1986. Postgraduate, Binghamton University.


Gift shop manager Peter Altmann Jewelry, Binghamton, 1973-1978. Volunteer coordinator Roberson Center for Arts & Sciences, 1978-1984, assistant director education, 1984-1986. Executive director Tioga County Council on the Arts, 1986-1989, Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, Binghamton, since 1989.


  • Other Work

    • Coordinator exhibits Roberson Center, 1982, 83, 84, 85, curator faculty exhibits, 1983-1985. Curator Artspace Exhibitions, Tioga County Council on Arts, 1986-1989, Owego National Bank Exhibits, 1986-1989, Binghamton Savings Bank Exhibits, 1986-1989, Ahwagah Family Physicians Exhibits, Owego, 1986-1989.


Board directors Roberson Center, 1973-1978, docent, 1958-1978, annual fund drive co-chairman 1973. Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, 1974-1977, Southern Tier Civic Ballet, 1970-1972, WSKG Public television, 1975-1979, Tri-Cities Opera, 1986-1988, Southern Tier Institute Arts in Education, 1987-1988, Discovery Center Southern Tier, 1987-1988. Chairman board deacons First Presbyterian Church, chairman council Christian education, Sunday school teacher, 1978-1978, board of session, 1984-1987.

Volunteer Junior League of Binghamton, 1956-1976.


Married Daniel Gano Ray, March 21, 1956 (deceased May 1958). Children: Margaret Suydam Ray, Danielle Gano Ray. Married David Weeks Crocker, October 15, 1960.

Children: Andrew Fritts Crocker, Heidi Weeks Crocker.

George Percy Smith

Margaret Suydam (Fritts) Smith

Daniel Gano Ray

David Weeks Crocker

Margaret Suydam Ray Crocker

Danielle Gano Ray Crocker

Andrew Fritts Crocker

Heidi Weeks Crocker