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Wilbur Cowan Smith, American lawyer. Bar: Nebraska 1954, United States District Court Nebraska 1954, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1974. Member of American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska Bar Association, United Commercial Travelers Protective Assn Club, Masons Club, Odd Fellows Club, Shriners Club, Phi Alpha Delta., Order Eastern Star Club.

Background

Smith, Wilbur Cowan was born on July 16, 1914 in Aledo, Illinois, United States. Son of Fred Harold and Anna Elizabeth (Cowan) Smith.

Education

Student, Colorado University, 1932—1933. Student, New Mexico University, 1933. Bachelor, University Iowa, 1937.

Juris Doctor, Creighton University, 1954.

Career

Bar: Nebraska 1954, United States District Court Nebraska 1954, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1974. Salesman General Foods Corporation, 1939. Civilian chemist United States Naval Ordnance, 1942-1945.

Manager Omar Flour Mills, 1945-1947. Account executive C.A. Swanson & Sons, 1948-1949. District manager Brown-Forman Distillery, 1950-1951.

Administrative assistant to judge Douglas County, 1954-1955. Assistant city prosecutorOmaha, 1956. Sole practice, Omaha, 1956-1973.

Partner Smith & Hansen, Omaha, 1973-1993. President, North High School Parent-Teachers Association, 1959-1961, Belvedere School, 1954-1956, Oak Valley, 1965-1967. Member building committee Young Men’s Christian Association, 1954-1956.

Membershipcom. Boy Scouts American, 1956-1961. County delegate Republican Party, 1962-1992.Mem. American Bar Association, Nebraska Bar Association, Omaha Bar Association, American Judicature Society, PhiAlpha Delta.

Achievements

  • Bar: Nebraska 1954, United States District Court Nebraska 1954, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1974.

Religion

People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

Politics

God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.

Views

As human beings people are a part of a cruel and violent and unjust world that feels like it cannot be changed. By accepting forgiveness and liberation, God enables to resist evil and to live life that can make this world a better place.

Membership

Member of American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska Bar Association, United Commercial Travelers Protective Assn Club, Masons Club, Odd Fellows Club, Shriners Club, Phi Alpha Delta., Order Eastern Star Club.

Connections

Married Teressa Phyllis Stout, September 10, 1938. Children: Roger Allen, Judith Ellen, Smith Adams. Married Florence Ann Mackie, June 21, 1964.

1 child Donna Lee Pinkes stepchildren: Diane Marie Linhart, Wayne Douglas Griffith, Nancy Ann LaFraugh.

father:
Fred Harold Smith

mother:
Anna Elizabeth (Cowan) Smith

spouse:
Teressa Phyllis Stout

spouse:
Florence Ann Mackie

child:
Roger Allen Smith

child:
Judith Ellen Smith

child:
Smith Adams Smith

child:
Diane Marie Linhart Smith

child:
Wayne Douglas Griffith Smith

child:
Nancy Ann LaFraugh Smith