Alpheus W. Smith was born in 1898 in Lake Arrowhead, California. He entered Cornell University in 1915 and left for military service during World War I. He received his A.B. degree from Cornell in 1919 and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1932. A psychologist, he taught at the University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, the University of Nebraska, and Cornell University. He served with the army again during World War II from 1942-1946 and was awarded the Legion of Merit in 1945. He was a member of the American Association of University Professors, the Industrial Relations Research Association, and the Ithaca Personnel Association.
From the description of Alpheus W. Smith papers, [ca.1915-1947]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64072163