Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
The purpose of this thesis is to trace the early life and political career of West Virginia's twenty-seventh governor, Hulett Carlson Smith. Moreover, it proposes to portray the unqualified commitment of the Smith administration to the field of education. Many of today's educational improvements and innovative educational programs had their beginnings in the Smith administration. It can be concluded that the general public as well as many educators have forgotten the tremendous contributions to this vital need of society by the Smith administration. The time has come when Hulett C. Smith should be given due credit to his innovative and progressive term of office. Hopefully, this thesis has accomplished its intended purpose.
Smith, Hulett C., 1918-
West Virginia - Politics and government.
Wright, Daniel E., "Hulett C. Smith and his Pursuit of Excellence" (1980). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 381.