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SMITH, MAURICE FREDERIK: 1908-

A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., Maurice Frederik Smith was born on Nov. 24, 1908, the son of George Levi and Lou Emma Pierce Smith. He attended the University of Michigan, the College of William and Mary, and Dayton Art Institute. He married Vivian Weston in 1932 and they had one son, Christopher. On Aug. 22, 1941, he married his second wife, Catherine Hanley, and they had five children: Michaele, Mark, Frederik, Drusilla, and Francesca.

Smith worked in various capacities in advertising during 1925-26 and 1931-42. He became president of General Health Foods Corporation in 1927 and held federal government positions, 1942-44. He was associated with the American Broadcasting Company, 1944-45; Simon and Schuster, 1945-46; and the International United Nations Citizens Movement, 1946-55. Smith was vice president of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, 1956-63, for which he became a consultant in 1963. He is a board member of several companies and was president of the Oakland Corporation, 1963-66.

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