Martin DeForest Smith, Jr. ’46

Martin DeForest Smith, Jr. ’46 died on May 27, 2003, in Longmont, Colorado.

Born on November 29, 1924, in New York City, he prepared for college at Vermont Academy and entered Bowdoin in the summer of 1942, becoming a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. Beginning in June of 1943, he studied at Bates as a member of the Navy’s V-12 Program and continued at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1944 to 1948, when he received both his Bowdoin bachelor of science degree and his Columbia M.D. degree. During this time, he reached the rank of lieutenant junior grade in the Navy. After interning at the Maine General Hospital in Portland in 1948-49, he served in the Navy’s Medical Corps for two years, attaining the rank of lieutenant senior grade, and from 1951 to 1954 did his residency in radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. After a year’s fellowship in radiation therapy at the University of Texas’s M.D. Anderson Hospital under a grant from the American Cancer Society, he became a self-employed radiologist at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, CO, where he was named the chief radiologist in 1957. He was the chief of staff there in 1968-69, was a member of a number of professional organizations, and had served as senior warden of Calvary Episcopal Church in Golden, CO. He was married in 1948 to Patricia B. Green, who died in 1949, and was married again in 1953 to Emma Lou Ann Wolfe, who died in 1990. Surviving are two sons, Franklin Smith and Allan D. Smith, and two daughters, Barbara Smith and Laura Smith.