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Indiana authors and their books 1917-1966.
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SMITH, WALTER BEDELL: 1895-1961.

Walter Bedell Smith was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Oct. 5, 1895. He was the son of William Long and Ida Frances Bedell Smith. He began his military career as a private in the Indiana National Guard in 1910. He attended military schools including the Army War College and was the recipient of several honorary degrees. He married Mary Cline on July 1, 1917. During World War II Smith served as Chief of Staff of Allied Force Headquarters in North Africa. He was ambassador to Russia, 1946-49, and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1950--53. He became a full general in 1951. After retiring in 1953 he entered private industry and died on Aug. 9, 1961.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

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