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William Reece Smith Papers

Identifier: NEJL-017

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection includes speeches given at bar association events and award ceremonies. Also included are articles, reports and a transcript of a press conference given in support of the Legal Services Corporation.


  • 1974 - 1993



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Biographical / Historical

Smith grew up in Plant City, Florida. He received his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law and was a Rhodes Scholar, spending three years at Oxford University. Upon his return to the U.S., Smith joined the law faculty at the University of Florida, and subsequently joined the Tampa firm of Carlton, Fields. Smith served as president of the ABA from 1980-1981. He has also served as president of the Florida Bar foundation, Florida Legal Services, Inc., and the International Bar Association.


0.6 linear feet

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Oral history interview with William Reece Smith by Robert Rhudy, 8-9-2002.

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Repository Details

Part of the National Equal Justice Library Repository

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