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Distinguished Engineer Photo: E. Carlyle Smith, Jr.
E. Carlyle Smith, Jr.

E. Carlyle Smith, Jr.

Distinguished Engineer



Architecture and Civil Engineering – 1963



At Time of Nomination in 1983

Carlyle Smith was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and attended public school in Grand Prairie, Texas, where he graduated from high school, He received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degrees from Texas Tech in 1963. Mr. Smith was a varsity basketball letterman and served as president of the student body while at Tech.

Mr. Smith worked for his father’s architectural firm in Grand Prairie throughout his college career and joined the firm full–time after completing a tour with the Texas Air National Guard. He became a partner in the firm in January, 1966. Significant architectural projects to which Mr. Smith has been a major contributor include the Dallas County Government Center, the Grand Prairie and South Grand Prairie High Schools, and the Lew Stenett Criminal Justice Center for Dallas County.

Mr. Smith has been active in politics since leaving college and has served as Democratic Precinct Chairman and delegate to the district, state and national Democratic Conventions in 1972. He is presently serving his fifth term as State Representative from Dallas County, District 106, As State Representative from District 106, Mr. Smith has worked on the Classroom Discipline and Alternate Classroom Bills. During the last legislative session he was on the Appropriations Committee and in the present session he is working on DWI Legislation, the Open Container Bill and the sunset bill for the Public Utilities Commission.

Mr. Smith is a member of the American Institute of Architects and Texas Society of Architects. He is a Licensed Architect and Registered Professional Engineer in Texas. He has also been active in Dallas area civic affairs as president of the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, member of the Grand Prairie planning and zoning commission, director of the Community Council of Greater Dallas, president of the Grand Prairie Jaycees, director of the Rotary Club, co–chairman of the Y.M.C.A. drive, chairman of the United Fund Drive, president of the Grand Prairie Community Concerts Association. He is also a director of the Midway National Bank in Grand Prairie.

Carlyle Smith is a 32nd Degree KCCH Mason and he and his wife, the former Ouida Daugherty, attend St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

It is with great pleasure that Texas Tech University designates Carlyle Smith a DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.

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