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Donald Smith

Profile Updated: July 2, 2017
Donald Smith
Residing In
Alexandria, VA USA
Lobbyist for energy/medical research after retiring from Capitol Hill
Todd, born 1971; Julie, born 1973; grandsons Jacob - 22; Jude - 12
Yes! Attending Reunion

After Western Michigan University, married and moved to Alabama, began teaching broadcasting at a college; founded public radio station; Master's in Broadcasting from University of Alabama; chief of Staff to U. S. Rep. Tom Bevill (D-AL), then senior advisor at Department of Energy; now lobbying and adjunct college professor.
My son and I are producing oral history of my Congressman for U of AL and writing book on 1st Amendment right to petition government.
Decided to keep working some, taking trips, and staying around young people at college. Enjoy reading about all your lives and connections with one another. Wish I had maintained contact through the years - our class made a difference - and still is.

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Jul 16, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Mr. Schmitt was one of my favorites. Though I was not a great chemistry student, he was patient, very helpful and always a nice guy. After a career on Capitol Hill, I was appointed senior advisor to the CFO at the Department of Energy where we worked with the top nuclear scientists at the national labs. I always had to chuckle thinking his mouth would have dropped seeing me talking with these folks about their programs. While I still didn't understand much, every once in a while something he taught me would help me understand a miniscule amount of what they were talking about. Louie Schmitt was a highly competent and gifted teacher, and a person I have valued highly throughout my career. Congratulations my friend on a life and career well lived!


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Posted on: Jul 09, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Most impressive contributions to society! You've used your talents well. Hope you make it to the Reunion and that we get a chance to talk about your activities.