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Pauline Vivian Smith Edit Profile

also known as Paula Smith

state administrator

Pauline Vivian Smith, American state administrator. Named Women of Achievement award, Iota Phi Lambda, St. Louis, 1976; recipient Outstanding Support award, National Job Corps Program, Kansas City, Missouri, 1981, Outstanding Achievers award, Missouri Legislation Black Caucus, Jefferson City, 1983.


Smith, Pauline Vivian was born on July 4, 1933 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Tommie and Doveanna (Robinson) Watkins.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, Washington University, St. Louis, 1972. Master of Business Administration, St. Louis University, 1977.


With Trans World Airlines, 1960—1981. Manager sales and service training, Kansas City, 1977—1979. Manager professional training and development, 1979—1981.

Director Missouri Department Labor and Industrial Relations, Jefferson City, since 1981. President Jobs for Missouri Graduates, St. Louis, 1981—1984, Status of Missouri Women, 1982—1984. Lecturer in field.


Member of National Association Communications for Women, American Association of University Women, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Urban League, National Federal Republican Women, Republican National Committee, St. Louis Drifters (St. Louis), Black Women in Business.


Married James Bosman, February 19, 1950 (divorced 1959). Children: Dwayne D., Dwight D. Married Lloy Arthur Smith, October 20, 1962.

1 child Cheryl D. '.

Tommie Watkins

Doveanna (Robinson) Watkins

James Bosman

Lloy Arthur Smith

Dwayne D. Smith

Dwight D. Smith