Earl W. Smith

El Cerrito, Calif.

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Earl W. Smith

Year Served:
1955
Inducted into Hall of Fame:
1978
Category:
Builder/Developer
Hall of Fame Location:
50s, 4, A

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Earl W. Smith served as NAHB President in 1955. Smith was a third-generation home builder in the San Francisco, Calif., area who started as a carpenter’s assistant. He introduced shop talk sessions to the NAHB convention and hosted Russian housing experts on a visit to the United States.