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Newman Smith

banker , government official.

Newman Smith, American banker, government official. Decorated Legion of Merit, Army Commendation medal, American Theatre medal, World War I medal with 5 bars, World World War II medal, Mexican Border medal, Philippine Insurrection medal; U. District of Columbia Cross of Military Service.


Smith, Newman was born on October 23, 1889 in Dothan, Alabama, United States. Son of William Jackson and Ella (de Shazo) Smith.


Student Newton Institute, 1902-1906, Howard College (Alabama), 1906-1907, Massey’s Business College, 1910, New York University, 1919-1920.


With First National Bank, Montgomery, Alabama, 1912-1916. Auditor Guaranty Trust Company of New York, New York City, since 1919, auditor-controller, Constantinople, Turkey, Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium, since 1920. executive secretary, Brussels, 1924-1928. President, managing, director Commercial Investment Trust, S.A. Brussels, 1928-1934.

Vice president C. I. T. Corporation, New York City, 1934-1942. Administrative officer loan guaranty div. V.A., 1946-1950; assistant to under secretary Department of Commerce, January 1950, special assistant to Secretary of Commerce and Director Security since May 1950.


Served as non-commissioned officer 6th Cavalry, United States Army, Moro Insurrection. Mindanao, P.I., 1907-1909. Member Military Order World Wars, Military Order Carabao, Rainbow Division Veterans Association, Newcomen Society N.A.

Mason (32°).; Club: Army-Navy (Washington).


Married Rosalind Sayre October 8, 1917.

William Jackson Smith

Ella (de Shazo) Smith

Rosalind Sayre October 8