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Howard E. Smith, Jr.

June 6, 2011
Geneva Cmty High School





Howard E. Smith, Jr.
Cross Country/Basketball/Track & Field, Class of 1942






High school

Cross Country
  • Member of first cross country team at GHS

Basketball
  • Two-year starter, Second Team All-District 1942

Track & Field
  • Mile run record of 4:32.7 stood for 30 years
  • Second in state 1942
  • Held meet record at every meet he competed in except for state

College 

  • B.S. - University of Wisconsin
  • Lettered in cross country
  • Attended and graduated from Harvard Law School on Frankfurter Scholarship

Career

  • U.S. Air Corps - bomber navigator during WWII
  • Federal attorney - Washington D.C.
  • Geneva city attorney - 1953-1956
  • School District, Park District, Library Board attorney
  • President, Kane County Young Republicans
  • President, Kane County Bar Association
  • Mayor of Geneva -1957-1961, youngest ever elected
  • Kane County Republican Central Committee
  • Board of Directors, Geneva Savings & Loan
  • Chairman of S & L Board for seven years
  • Member, American College of Trust & Estate Council

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