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George Rowe Smith, LL.B.

Central City, Kentucky

Heavyweight Boxing Championship '12; President Freshman Class; Varsity Track (1); Varsity Football (4) ; Union Literary Society; Democratic Club; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet; Prohibition Club.

"If well thou hast begun, go on fore-right; It is the end that crowns us, not the fight." George R. began life in the "Prep" and has had many a delightful day since he could first call himself a Freshman. He admits that he is differently constituted from the rest since no one can hurt him. He has measured arms with some sturdy fighters but still holds his championship in boxing. His crowning glory came when he received his letter in football after many years of faithful toil.

-The Kentuckian, 1915

George Rowe Smith (January 16, 1890 - December 18, 1975) was born in Central City, Kentucky to George Smith and Martha Eleanor Rowe. Smith stayed in Lexington and entered into a law partnership with fellow class of 1915 student Jacob Owen Reynolds. Smith practiced law in Lexington for over 50 years before retiring in 1972. Smith was also involved in Lexington's motel industry. He married twice--his wives were Ella Mae Clark and Mattie Stella Clark.