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Editor , writer , corporate executive

William Henry Preston Smith, freelance/self-employed writer, editor, former telecommunications industry executive. Decorated Purple Heart, United States Army, Bronze Star, United States Army.


Smith, William Henry Preston was born on September 8, 1924 in Pleasanton, Texas, United States. Son of Sidney Newton and Willie Gertrude (Cloyd) Smith.


Bachelor of Journalism, University Texas, 1949.


Reporter, Dallas Morning News, 1949-1952; advertising assistant, Dallas Power & Light Company, 1952-1955; director public relations, Greater Boston City of C., 1955-1958; with, New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, Boston, 1958-1986; assistant vice president, New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, Boston, 1966-1975; corporation secretary, New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, Boston, 1975-1983; director public relations, New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, Boston, 1983-1986; free-lance writer, Dover, Massachusetts, since 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Business Ethics Resource Newsletter.


Board directors, vice president Massachusetts Society for Prevention Cruelty to Children. Board directors Business Ethics Foundation, Urban Dynamics Advisory Council. Member support policies committee United Way Mass.

Board advisors to president Andover Newton Theological School With paratroopers United States Army, 1943-1946. Member American Society Corporation Secretaries, Friars, Dedham Country and Polo Club, Down Town Club, Wellesley College Club, Sigma Delta Chi, Delta Kappa Epsilon.


Married Frances Dixon, July 1, 1950. Children: Juliet, Dixon, David.

Sidney Newton Smith

Willie Gertrude (Cloyd) Smith

Frances Dixon

David Smith

Juliet Smith

Dixon Smith