Former ACU advisory board member inducted in CHS Hall of Honor

For immediate release
Sept. 4, 2001

Dr. Tommy Smith, Abilene Christian University alumni and former Advisory Board and National Development Council member, will be the third person inducted into Clyde High School's Hall of Honor on Sept. 14.

Dr. Edward Lee Smith, known all his life as "Tommy," is being honored posthumously. His induction will be made before the Clyde/Goldthwaite fooball game on Sept. 14 in the Clyde Bulldog Stadium. Smith's wife, Wilma, will be accepting the award.

Smith was born in Ranger and attended Clyde High School where he was quarterback during his senior year and a member of the only undefeated football team in CHS history. Smith was also instrumental in beginning a campaign to honor former contributors to the continued excellence of Clyde CISD, and his work helped to establish the Hall of Honor.

Smith then attended ACU and later University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

He taught clinical instruction of radiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta from 1961-63, practiced medicine as a radiologist in Waco until he retired in 1994. Smith held memberships with the Texas Radiological Society, American College of Radiology, Texas Medical Association, McLennan County Medical Society and Nuclear

Medicine Society. He was also the clinical assistant professor in the department of family medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

Smith was nominated for induction in to the Hall of Honor by fellow classmates and friends, Harry Holder, Preston Poole and Knox Waggoner. The Clyde Ex-Students Association Hall of Honor was established for honoring individuals who lend exceptional support to Clyde Consolidated Independent School District.


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