Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pearl Omigee Smith, daughter of William Edgar Smith

Pearl O. Smith (left)
Pearl Omigee Smith, daughter of William Edgar Smith, born September 26, 1908; did not marry.  She is tall, slender with light brown hair and blue eyes.  Her favorite sports activities have been swimming and horseback riding.  Although without musical education, she is fond of music; enjoys collecting antiques.  Her main hobbies are photography and genealogical research.  She graduated from Marion High School, Marion, Kentucky; from Lockyears Business College, Evansville, Indiana; and attended George Washington University in Washington, D. C.  While vacationing with a friend in Washington in 1936, she took a job on a trial basis.  When the vacation ended, she sent her resignation to the Evansville employer and remained in the Nation's capital.  She entered employment of the U. S. Government in October 1938 and is now executive secretary and administrative assistant to the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.  She has served in that capacity to seven Directors of the FMCS.  Some of her superiors have been Dr. John R. Steelman, Cyrus S. Ching, and Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.  She has been honored by invitations to White House receptions during the Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower Administrations.

Pearl Smith   October 1972 – Athens
Inside the ruin of the Parthenon on the Acropolis 
Pearl is a member of the National Presbyterian Church (in Washington, D. C.), of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the University Women's Club, and has been commissioned a Kentucky Colonel.  She is fond of travel and has seen a good bit of the United States.  In 1971 she spent her vacation in Great Britain and Scandinavia.  In 1972 she plans to go to the Holy Land and to Greece and Italy.

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