Mary Alice Tieche Smith

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Mary Alice Tieche Smith
Born (1918-06-25)June 25, 1918
Beckley, West Virginia
Died April 13, 1987(1987-04-13) (aged 68)
Beckley, West Virginia
Nationality American
Known for First lady of West Virginia, 1965-1969

Mary Alice Tieche Smith (1918–1987) was the wife of former Governor of West Virginia, Hulett C. Smith and served as that state's First Lady from 1965-1969. She was born June 25, 1918 at Beckley, West Virginia. She attended Arlington Hall School in Washington, D.C. and Ward Belmont Junior College in Nashville, Tennessee. She married Hulett C. Smith in 1942. As first lady, she supervised a major renovation of the West Virginia Governor's Mansion and helped develop a brochure depicting the changes. She also promoted civic causes such as public health issues and Head Start early education programs. After leaving office, the Smiths returned to Beckley, where she died April 13, 1987.[1]


  1. ^ "West Virginia's First Ladies," West Virginia Division of Culture and History, June 2007.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Opal Wilcox Barron
First Lady of West Virginia
1965 – 1969
Succeeded by
Shelley Riley Moore