Born: Coldwater, OH 12/12/1909; died 8/27/1995
Education: Butler Univ. (B.S. 1930); Colorado (M.S. 1932); Minnesota (Ph.D. 1935)
Dissertation title: The big woods of Minnesota: its structure and relation to climate, fire, and soils. (Ecol. Mon. 6:235-268)
Adviser: W. S. Cooper (C)
Comments: Also influenced by R. C. Friesner and S. A. Cain as undergraduate and Francis Ramaley, his M.S. advisor
Teaching history: Tennessee 1935-36; Idaho 1936-46; Washington State 1946-75.
Ph. D. Students: Jerry F. Franklin
Others influenced: Frank B. Golley
ESA offices and honors: Member at Large 1960-62; President 1967; Eminent Ecologist 1979.
ESA links: Presidential bio | Eminent Ecologist | Resolution of Respect
Archived papers: Papers at UGA/ESA
External links: Smith bios