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Robert Louis Smith

Construction company executive

Robert Louis Smith, American construction company executive. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers; member National Asphalt Pavement Association (director), Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Chi.

Background

Smith, Robert Louis was born on April 19, 1922 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States. Son of Everett Clerc and Janet (Morrison) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Lehigh University, 1944.

Career

Design engineer Chrysler Corporation, 1944-1946. Engineer Harrison Construction Company, Charleston, West Virginia, 1946-1947. Senior engineer Creole Petroleum Company, Las Piedras, Venezuela, 1947-1955.

Vice president Rea Construction Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1955-1964. Executive vice president Warren Brothers Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964-1968, president, 1968-1979. Also director; senior vice president Ashland Oil, Inc., Kentucky, 1974-1979.

President Robert L. Smith & Associates, Lexington, since 1979. President, director Tree Farm Development Corporation, Cambridge, since 1979. Director Panastalto (S.A.), Wilder Construction Company, Inc., J.H. Shears Sons, Inc.

Membership

Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers. Member National Asphalt Pavement Association (director), Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Chi.

Connections

Married June Irene Odbert, October 25, 1948. Children: Peter Clerc, Morrison James, Edna Louise.