DAVID S. SMITH

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SMITH--David Shiverick, 94 years old, of West Palm Beach, FL passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, April 13, 2012. Born on January 25, 1918 in Omaha, NE, he was educated in Omaha and attended the Sorbonne in Paris. He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College where he was a Phi Beta Kappa and graduated from Columbia University Law School. A four year veteran of WW II, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific where he received the Purple Heart. He practiced law in New York City and Washington, D.C. He was a Dean of Columbia's Graduate School of International Affairs and served as U.S. Ambassador to Sweden during the Ford Administration. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Edson Smith; his three children, Edward John Noble Smith (Maribeth), David Shiverick Smith, Jr. (Jordan) and Jeremy Tinkham Smith and six grandchildren: Zeb, Sarah, Jay, Tate, Niva and Eleanor. He was predeceased by his son Bradford Delano Smith in 2008. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a contribution in his memory to the .

Published in The New York Times on Apr. 27, 2012
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