Appointment of Earl E. T. Smith as a Member of the Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba
The President today announced his intention to appoint Earl E. T. Smith to be a member of the Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba. This is a new position.
Mr. Smith served as the last American Ambassador to Cuba from 1957 to 1959. From 1971 until 1977, he was mayor of Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. Smith has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange since 1926. He was a partner of Paige, Smith, and Remick, investment brokers, from 1930 to 1939.
President Roosevelt appointed Mr. Smith to be a member of the War Production Board in 1941. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and Air Force. He is author of the book, "The Fourth Floor," an account of the Castro Communist revolution.
Mr. Smith serves as a director of the Bank of Palm Beach and Trust Co., and the U.S. Sugar Corp. He attended Yale University, class of 1926. Mr. Smith is married, has three children, and resides in Palm Beach, Fla.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Earl E. T. Smith as a Member of the Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245346