Smith, James Monroe, 1888-1949

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Dates:
Birth 1888-10-09
Death 1949-06-06
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

James Monroe Smith was a Louisiana educator and university administrator. He was appointed president of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College by Huey Long in 1931 and served in that capacity until 1939. During his tenure he spent lavishly on parties and household extravagances, appointed close associates to positions of power, and embezzled nearly a half a million dollars from L.S.U funds. Smith later served prison time for his crimes. Castro Carazo was the orchestra leader at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, La., and later bandmaster of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Cadet Band.

From the description of James Monroe Smith L.S.U. songs, 1937. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 312713841

James Monroe Smith was a Louisiana educator and university administrator. He was appointed president of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College by Huey Long in 1931 and served in that capacity until 1939. During his tenure he spent lavishly on parties and household extravagances, appointed close associates to positions of power, and embezzled nearly a half a million dollars from L.S.U. funds. Smith later served prison time for his crimes.

From the description of James Monroe Smith photograph collection, circa 1935. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 369171669

From the description of James Monroe Smith inauguration items, 1931. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 304429718

Educator and university administrator. President of Louisiana State University, 1930-1939.

From the description of James Monroe Smith papers, 1924-1939. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 237799221

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Subjects:

  • Academic rites and ceremonies
  • Popular music
  • Commencement ceremonies

Occupations:

  • College presidents--Inauguration.--Louisiana--Baton Rouge
  • College presidents--Louisiana--Baton Rouge
  • Bandmasters--Louisiana--Baton Rouge

Places:

  • Louisiana--Baton Rouge (as recorded)
  • Louisiana State University Campus (Baton Rouge, La. : 1926- ) (as recorded)
  • Louisiana--Baton Rouge (as recorded)
  • Louisiana--Baton Rouge (as recorded)