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Smith, Walter H., -1972



"MR. WALTER H. SMITH, A.B., 1919, executive vice president of Atlanta Life Insurance Company, died May 5 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were held in Chattanooga. Mr. Smith was the son of the Rev. Joseph E. and Mrs. Ida Ferrand Smith of Chattanooga. The Rev. Mr. Smith was a member of the first College Walter H. Smith Class at Atlanta University, graduating in June of 1876. Mrs. Ida Smith was a member of the College class of 1881.

Walter H. Smith’s boyhood job as a stock boy in a grocery store introduced him to the world of business. He attended Talladega College Preparatory School and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard University in 1923. He came to Atlanta Life in 1924, where he began as a bookkeeper and advanced to the executive vice presidency.

Mr. Smith was honored during the October, 1970, Charter Day exercises at Atlanta University. He received a citation from President Jarrett during the convocation for his friendship with the university and his contributions."--The Atlanta University Bulletin, s. III no. 158: July 1972, retrieved July 24, 2019.

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Atlanta Life Insurance Company records

Identifier: aarl98-016

Records of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company from 1894-1994, 2000 which primarily document the operation of the company, and to a lesser extent, the role it played in Atlanta's African-American community. The record include officer's files; financial records; insurance policies and claims; Atlanta Life publications and printed material; non Atlanta Life publications and printed material; and architectural drawings, calendars, certificates and diplomas.

Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1945-1985; Bulk, 1945-1985 1894-1994 2000 1945-1985