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journalist , lawyer

Robert Ellis Smith, American lawyer, reporter. Bar: District of Columbia 1976, Rhode Island 1987. President Block Island Conservancy, 1990-1994; arbitrator Rhode Island Superior Court; chair Harvard Crimson Graduate Board, 1999-2002. With United States Army, 1963-1965. Member American Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association, Harvard Club.

Background

Smith, Robert Ellis was born on September 6, 1940 in Providence. Son of Ronald Bancroft and Clarice (Evans) Smith.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard University, 1962; Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1975.

Career

News reporter, Detroit Free Press, 1962-1965; news reporter, Newsday, Garden City, New York, 1966-1970; assistant director Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, 1970-1973; public, Privacy Journal, Washington and Providence, since 1974; private practice law, Washington and Block Island, Rhode Island, since 1978; special assistant attorney general, State of Rhode Island, Providence, 1991-1992; vice chair, Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, since 1996. Member District of Columbia Commission Human Rights, 1983-1985.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1976, Rhode Island 1987.

Works

Membership

President Block Island Conservancy, 1990-1994. Arbitrator Rhode Island Superior Court. Chair Harvard Crimson Graduate Board, 1999-2002.

With United States Army, 1963-1965. Member American Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association, Harvard Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: writer, arbitrator.

Connections

Married Kathryn Ritter, August 4,1984. Children: Mark O., David E., Benjamin E., Gregor E.

father:
Ronald Bancroft Smith

mother:
Clarice (Evans) Smith

spouse:
Kathryn Ritter

child:
Mark O. Smith

child:
Benjamin E. Smith

child:
David E. Smith

child:
Gregor E. Smith