Virginia Dodd Smith Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts Nebraska, 1936. Degree (honorary), Nebraska University, 1987. Degree (honorary), Chadron State College, 1988.
National president American Country Life Association, 1951-1954. National chairman American Farm Bureau Women, 1954-1974. Director American Farm Bureau Federation, 1954-1974, Country Women's Council.
World deputy president Associate Country Women of World, 1962-1968. Member Department Agriculture National Home Economics Research Advisory Committee, 1960-1965, 94th-101st Congresses from 3rd Nebraska district, 1975—1991. Board directors Norwest Bank Community Board, Property Owners and Residents Board, Sun Health Corporation Board, Recreation Centers Sun City West, secretary, member governor board.
Board directors Del Webb Hospital.
Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.
Member Crusade for Freedom European inspection tour, 1958. Delegate Republican National Convention, 1956, 72. Board governors Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Member National Livestock and Meat Board, 1955-1958, National Commission Community Health Services, 1963-1966. Advisory member Nebraska School Boards Associations, 1949. Member Nebraska Territorial Centennial Commission, 1953, Governor's Commission Status of Women, 1964-1966.
Chairman Presidential Task Force on Rural Development, 1969-1970. Member appropriations committee, ranking minority member agricultural appropriations subcommittee, appropriations subcommittee on energy and water development 94th-101st Congresses from 3d district Nebraska. Vice president Farm Film Foundation, 1964-1974, Good Will ambassador to Switzerland, 1950.
Appointed admiral Nebraska Navy. Board directors Shepherd of the Hills Methodist Church. Member American Association of University Women, Delta Kappa Gamma (state honorary member), Beta Sigma Phi (international honorary member), Chi Omega, Philanthropic and Educational Organization (past president), Eastern Star.
Clubs: Business and Professional Women.
Married Haven N. Smith (deceased 1997), August 27, 1931.
Eyes on Nebraska award Nebraska Optometric Association, 1970. International Service award Midwest Conference World Affairs, 1970. Woman of Achievement award Nebraska Business and Professional Women, 1971.
Selected as 1 of 6 United States women Government France for 3 week goodwill mission to France, 1969. Outstanding 4H Alumni award Iowa State University, 1973, 74. Watchdog of Treasury award, 1976, 78, 80, 82, 83, 84, 86, 88.
Guardian of Small Business award, 1976, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88. Nebraska Ak-Sar-Ben award, 1983, Agricultural Achievement, Nebraska University, 1987. Named Favorite Community Leader, Sun City West, 1994.