Ormond Gerald Smith

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Ormond Gerald Smith (August 30, 1860 – April 17, 1933) was the president of Street & Smith.


He was the youngest son of Mary Jellett Duff (1838-c1885) and Francis Shubael Smith I (1819–1887). Francis partnered with Francis Scott Street and started the publishing firm of Street & Smith. Ormond had the following siblings: Francis Shubael Smith II (1854-?); Cora A. Smith (1857-?) who married George H. Gould; and George Campbell Smith (1859-?). He graduated from Harvard University in 1883, and joined his father at Street & Smith after graduation. On December 25, 1899 Ormond married Grace Hewitt Pellett and they had one child: Gerald Hewitt Smith who attended Princeton University. Ormond was a member Society of the War of 1812, the St. Nicholas Society, and the Society of Colonial Wars. He died in 1933 in Manhattan.


  • New York Times; April 18, 1933; "Ormond G. Smith, Publisher, Dead; President of Street & Smith and Founder of Many Popular Magazines".