SMITH--Robert H. We at Monticello mourn the passing of our beloved supporter Robert H. Smith, and offer our deepest sympathy to his family. One of the greatest patriots of our era, Bob Smith had an indelible impact on Monticello. We will be forever grateful for his vision, wisdom, and generosity. Bob shared the optimism expressed by Thomas Jefferson to John Adams in 1816: "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. So good night! I will dream on." The Trustees and Staff of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Charlottesville, Va.
Published in New York Times on Jan. 6, 2010.