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educator , Publishing executive , Real estate broker

W. Preston Smith, American Publishing executive, educator, real estate broker. Certified school administrator, social studies teacher. Member AARP (president England, Arkansas chapter), Arkansas Association Ednl. Administration (associate), Arkansas Retired Teacher Association (state membership chairman since 1998), Lonoke County Retired Teacher Association (president since 1997).


Smith, W. Preston was born on October 30, 1938 in Little Rock. Son of Arthur W. and Syble M. Smith.


Bachelor of Science, University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1959. Postgraduate, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 1969. Postgraduate, Arkansas State University, 1969.

Postgraduate, Texarkana College, 1982. Postgraduate, University Arkansas, Pine Bluff, 1983. Postgraduate, Tulane University.

Postgraduate, Mississippi County Community College, 1985. Master of Education, University Arkansas, 1984.


Teacher mathematics and social studies, 4th St. Junior High School, North Little Rock, 1959-1961; owner, Walker Enterprises, Little Rock, since 1964; teacher, Malvern (Arkansas) Public Schools, 1967-1968; teacher, Prattsville (Arkansas) High School, 1968-1969; teacher, Poyen (Arkansas) High School, 1969-1970; teacher, Horatio (Arkansas) High School, 1981-1982; teacher, Bingham Road Academy, Little Rock, 1982-1983; teacher, Luxora (Arkansas) High School, 1985; teacher, Stanton Road School, Little Rock, 1986; teacher, principal, Department Correction School District, Tucker Penitentiary Unit, Arkansas, 1989-1995. Member science textbook selection committee, Prattsville High SCh., 1968-1969. Member mathematics standards committee Arkansas Council Teachers Mathematics Little Rock, 1983.

Lecturer Zero Down seminars on creative real estate financing. Co-owner Silver Dollar Press.


  • Certified school administrator, social studies teacher, Laubach reading instructor.


Past president, song leader Sunday School class. Former member Church choir. Member AARP (past president England, Arkansas chapter, chapter specialist), Arkansas Association Educational Administration (associate), Arkansas Retired Teacher Association (state membership chairman 1998-2001), Lonoke County Retired Teacher Association (president 1997-2000).

Lodges: Order of DeMolay (master councillor).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: candlemaking, refinishing furniture, tape recording classical music.


Son of Arthur W. (deceased) and Syble M. (Love) S. Children: Cynthia Ann Smith Jones, Carey R.

Arthur W.

Syble M. Smith

Carey R. Smith

Cynthia Ann Smith Jones Smith