SMITH, KENT H. (9 Apr. 1894-26 Mar. 1980), a founder of
Smith was active in charitable and educational institutions, especially Case Institute of Technology, becoming a trustee in 1949 and acting president from 1958-61. Smith promoted a merger between Case and Western Reserve University, becoming an honorary trustee of the institution in 1967. He donated large sums of money to Case and other universities, helped establish the Corporate 1% Program for Higher Education, Inc., and cofounded the Greater Cleveland Assoc. Foundation, serving as the chairman of its board (1961-69). He served as a trustee for many institutions and received numerous awards including the 1962 public-service award from the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and the 1969 Chas. Eisenman Award from the Jewish Community Fed. Smith married Thelma Gertrude Sampson in 1946. He was buried at
Smalheer, Calvin V. The Story of Lubrizol (1972).