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SMITH, GEORGE HERBERT: 1904-

George Herbert Smith was born in Marion, Ind., on Dec. 15, 1904, the son of James Mac and Sarah Bishop Smith. He received the A.B. degree in 1927 from DePauw University, A.M. degree in 1928 from the University of Illinois, and Ed.D. degree in 1938 from Nebraska Wesleyan University. He has been awarded honorary degrees by several institutions. He married Eugenia Brooks on Dec. 28, 1927, and they had two daughters, Sarah and Margaret.

Smith was assistant dean of men at the University of Illinois during 1928-32. He subsequently joined the DePauw University staff where he was dean of freshmen men, 1932-39; dean of administration; assistant director of the Rector Scholarship Fund, 1932-35, and director, 1939-42; and director of public relations, 1939-42. In 1942 he became president of Willamette University. Smith has served on educational commissions and is a past president of the Association of College Fraternity Secretaries.

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