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Robert Lee Smith

newspaper executive.

Robert Lee Smith, American newspaper executive. Member Southern Newspaper Publications Association (director), West Virginia Publications Association (director), Navy League United States (president, Kanawha Company chapter).

Background

Smith, Robert Lee was born on February 5, 1893 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Son of Samuel Lockhart and Mary Massie (Thompson) Smith.

Education

Student in public schools Charleston.

Career

Telegraph messenger, various positions Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, 1902, circulation manager, general manager, 1918, treasurer, 1921, director, 1921, president, since 1950. Chairman of the Board Newspaper Agency Corporation Director Young Men’s Christian Association, Salvation Army. Trustee Morris Harvey College, Charleston.

Membership

Member Southern Newspaper Publications Association (director), West Virginia Publications Association (director), Navy League United States (president, Kanawha Company chapter). Clubs: National Press, Rotary, Kanawha Country, Press (Charleston).

Connections

Married Leatha Maria Harless, April. Children: Ruth Patricia (Mistress.

father:
Samuel Lockhart Smith

mother:
Mary Massie (Thompson) Smith

spouse:
Leatha Maria Harless

child:
Ruth Patricia (Mrs Smith