Mr. Wm. Clifford Smith

CEE Hall of Distinction: 2002

William Clifford Smith was born on April 21, 1935 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His wife is the former Jo-Anne Toups from Schriever, Louisiana, and they have seven children.

William Clifford Smith attended the public school system in Terrebonne Parish and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1958. Since he had grown up in his father’s footsteps in the civil engineering field, he immediately became a partner in his father’s firm, and the name was changed to T. Baker Smith & Son, to illustrate his formal entrance into the profession.

Following his father’s death in 1962, he reorganized and operated the company as President and sole owner. Today, he is Chairman of the Board of the cooperation.

He has been a registered civil engineering and land surveyor in Louisiana since 1958 and a registered civil engineer in Mississippi since 1985. His professional organizations in the engineering field are the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Louisiana Engineering Society, Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors, and National Society of Military Engineers. He also received the A. B. Patterson Medal for Engineer-in-Management on February 7, 1986, presented by the Louisiana Engineering Society.

The social, civic, and business organization of which he is a member include the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society, Board of Directors of Entergy Corporation, member of the Mississippi River Commission, and member of the Board of Regents.

Clifford Smith