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Clergyman , Counselor

WILLIAM SMITH, American Lawyer, Partner of CHAPMAN AND CUTLER, specializing in the field of General Practice. Corporate, State, Municipal and Public Authority Financing. Corporation Law and Corporate Financing, Securities, Public Utilities, Real Estate, Banking, State and Federal Taxation, Estate Planning Trust and Probate Law. Bankruptcy Law. Practice before State and Federal Administrative and Regulatory Agencies. Litigation in Federal and State Courts.


Smith, Ray William was born on March 1, 1952 in Kirksville, Missouri, United States. Son of Norman George and Amber Lou (Fairley) Smith.


Bachelor of Science, Center Missouri State University, 1974. Master of Divinity, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1978. Doctor of Ministry, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1978.

Doctor of Education, Memphis State University, 1985.


Intern First Presbyterian Church Galveston, Texas, 1976—1977. Pastor Grace Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, 1978—1981, Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, Memphis, 1981—1985, 1st Presbyterian Church, Spokane, 1986—1990. Speaker Children Today Conference, 1989.

Founder Christian Counseling Center, Spokane. Member ordination examination committee Memphis Presbytery, 1981—1982, Chinook District Boy Scouts America Eagle Scout Board Review Committee. Board directors San Antonio Urban Council, 1980, Family Service Memphis, Hospice of Spokane, Dismas House Memphis.

Member Hospice Committee, San Antonio, 1981.


  • Bar: Presbyterian Church (ordained to ministry) 1978. Certified professional counselor Texas, counselor.



Member of American Association Family Counselors, Association Grief Counselors and Death Educators, Association for Religious and Value Issues in Councils, International Platform Speakers Association, Conference Contemporary Cosmology, Presbyterian Inland Empire (committee on ministry), Association Mental Health Clergy, Christian Association Psychological Studies, Spokane Memorial Association (board directors), National Hospice Organization, American Association Christian Counselors, American Association Counseling and Development, Presbyterian Musicians Association, National Eagle Scout Association, Sales and Marketing Executives of Memphis (chaplain), Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, Memphis Junior Chamber of Commerce (director), Memphis Ministers Association, Masons, Toastmasters, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Upsilon International.


Married Kathryn Diane Marshall Siegrist, December 28, 1974. Children: Ashley Dianne Marshall, Travis William Sterling, Austin Andrew Bondurant.

Norman George Smith

Amber Lou (Fairley) Smith

Kathryn Diane Marshall Siegrist

Ashley Dianne Marshall Smith

Travis William Sterling Smith

Austin Andrew Bondurant Smith