Marjorie Parker Smith

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Marjorie Parker Smith
Personal information
Born c. 1917
Died (2009-01-17)January 17, 2009
Former partner Howard Meredith
Joseph Savage
George Boltres

Marjorie Parker Smith (c. 1917 – January 17, 2009) was an American figure skater who competed in ice dancing, pair skating, single skating, and fours in the latter part of the 1930s.

Nearly fifty years later, she again gained championship status in running the 300-yard and the 600-yard dashes.

Parker Smith was a member of the first official United States Ice Dancing Championship team and an inductee in the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Class of 2009. She also was on the Board of Directors of the Society of Old Brooklynites where she was a life member. Parker Smith devoted many hours of volunteer service to NYC-based WABC Radio's 'Call For Action' program.

She died at age of 92 on January 17, 2009 at her home in Brooklyn, New York.

Parker Smith was inducted into United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame January 23, 2009 in the “Golden” category at the 2009 United States Figure Skating Championships in Cleveland.

Figure skating results[edit]


(with Howard Meredith)

Event 1936
U.S. Championships 3rd

Ice dance[edit]

(with Joseph Savage)

Event 1936 1937 1943
U.S. Championships 1st 2nd 2nd

(with George Boltres)

Event 1938 1939
U.S. Championships 4th 3rd


(with Nettie Prantel, Joseph Savage, and George Boltres)

Event 1939
North American Championships 3rd

Other medals[edit]

  • Gold: 1936 U.S. National Dance Champion
  • Gold: 1939 Dance Fours (Skating Club of New York)
  • Bronze: National Novice Single
  • Bronze: National Senior Pair

Master track & field - World records[edit]

  • 1984 600 yard dash (2.23.5 minutes)
  • 1985 300 yard dash (71.50 seconds)

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