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Richard Austin Smith, American writer. Recipient Loeb award University Connecticut, 1962; named Ferris lecturer Trinity College, Hartford, 1966.


Smith, Richard Austin was born on December 3, 1911 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States. Son of Silas Morris and Mildred Margaret (Johnson) Smith.


Student, Mercersburg Academy, 1927-1931; student, Duke U., 1931-1934; Doctor of Letters, Salem (West Virginia) College, 1955.


Writer industrial and occupational analyses, unites states department Labor, 1934-1938; staff writer, Think Magazine, public International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, 1939; associate editor, Think Magazine, public International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, 1939-1942; finance writer, Time Magazine, 1946; South Carolina. correspondent, Time, Life and Fortune Magazines, 1946-1948; associate editor, Dixie Magazine, 1946-1948; economics correspondent, Time and Fortune Magazines, Washington, 1948-1950; associate editor, Fortune Magazine, 1950-1958; member board editors, Fortune Magazine, 1958-1966. Member editorial board Duke Magazine. Member of advisory committee Groton/New London (Connecticut) Airport.


Trustee Gunston School, Centreville, Maryland., 1962-1970. Director Salem (West Virginia) College, 1963-1969. With Army of the United States, 1943-1946, military correspondent European Theatre of Operations, 1944-1945.

Member Sigma Upsilon, Phi Eta Sigma, National Press Club (Washington), Authors Guild, Army Navy Club, Sons of the American Revolution, Princeton Club.


Married Kathleen Knox, May 20, 1939. Children: Richard Austin, Roderick Sheldon.

Silas Morris Smith

Mildred Margaret (Johnson) Smith

Kathleen Knox

Richard Austin Smith

Roderick Sheldon Smith