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Warren Allen Smith, American writer, director, columnist. Recipient Leavey award Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, 1985.

Background

Smith, Warren Allen was born on October 27, 1921 in Minburn, Iowa, United States. Son of Harry Clark and Ruth Marion (Miles) Smith.

Education

Bachelor, University Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, 1948. Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York City, 1949.

Career

Department chairman England, Bentley School, New York City, 1949-1954;department chairman England, New Canaan (Connecticut) H.S., 1954-1986;founder, president, Chairman of the Board, Variety Sound Corporation, New York City, 1961-1990;president, Afro-Carib Records, 1971-1990;president, Talent Management, 1982-1990;president, American Automobile Association Recording Studio, 1985-1990;founder, president, Variety Recording Studio, 1961-1996. Instructor Columbia University, 1961-1962.

Works

Membership

President Taursa Fund, 1971-1973. Board directors 31 Jane Street Corporation Treasurer Secular Humanist Society New York, 1988-1993. Secretary Jane St. Corporation, 1995-1997, 98-99.

With Jane Street Authors, since 2000. With ACT Uttar Pradesh, Hume Society. Founding member Voltaire Society of America With Army of the United States, 1942-1946.

Signer Humanist Manifesto II, 1973, Humanist Manifesto, 2000, Humanist Manifesto III, 2003. Member 1st Unitarian Church. Des Moines. Member of American Society of Composers, FANNY (co-president since 1998), chelCpress (president since 2004), New York Society Ethical Culture, Bertrand Russell Society (board directors since 1973, vice president 1977-1980), British Humanist Association, Connecticut Education Association, Rationalist Press Association, American Unitarian Association, International Press Institute, New York Skeptics Society (board directors 1990-1994), Asociación Iberoamericana Ético Humanista (honorary), Stonewall Veterans Organization (treasurer 1998-1999), Mensa, Omaha Beach Veterans Association, Mensa Investment Club (chairman 1967—2001), Hvmanist Book Clvb (president 1957-1962).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: teratology. E-mail: wasm@idt.net.

Connections

father:
Harry Clark Smith

mother:
Ruth Marion (Miles) Smith