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Thomas Arthur Smoot

Clergyman

Thomas Arthur Smoot, American clergyman. Member hospital board, 1922-1926, commission on budget, 1926-1930, Methodist Episcopal Church, South; member General Board Finance, General Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Background

Smoot, Thomas Arthur was born on March 6, 1871 in Olin, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Franklin and Virginia (Brittingham) Smoot.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College, Durham, North Carolina, 1895. Studied Vanderbilt University, 1897-1898. Curry School of Expression, Boston.

Doctor of Divinity, Randolph-Macon, 1912.

Career

Head master Trinity (North Carolina) High School, 1895-1896. Professor physics and chemistry, Greensboro (North Carolina) Female College, 1898-1900. Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1900.

Pastor Fayetteville, Durham and Wilmington, North Carolina, until 1910, Norfolk, Virginia, 1910-1914, Centenary Church, Richmond, 1914-1922, Main St. Church, Danville, Virginia, 1922-1929. Again pastor Epworth Church, Norfolk, Virginia, since 1929. Trustee Randolph-Macon College.

Membership

Member hospital board, 1922-1926, commission on budget, 1926-1930, Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Member General Board Finance, General Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Connections

Married Leila Gilchrist McGirt, August 17, 1898. Children: Thomas Arthur, Edward Brittingham, Mary Lily.

father:
James Franklin Smoot

mother:
Virginia (Brittingham) Smoot

spouse:
Leila Gilchrist McGirt

child:
Thomas Arthur Smoot

child:
Edward Brittingham Smoot

child:
Mary Lily Smoot