Otis M. Smith
Otis M. Smith
|214th Regent of the University of Michigan|
March 7, 1967 – 1970
|Preceded by||Allan R. Sorenson|
|78th Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court|
1961 – December 31, 1966
|Appointed by||John Swainson|
|Preceded by||Talbot Smith|
|Succeeded by||Thomas E. Brennan|
|36th Michigan Auditor General|
October 21, 1959 – October 9, 1961
|Preceded by||William R. Hart (acting)|
|Succeeded by||William A. Burgett (acting)|
Otis Milton Smith
February 20, 1922
|Died||June 29, 1994 (aged 72)|
From 1959 until 1961 Smith served as Michigan Auditor General.
He was appointed a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court in 1961 by Governor John Swainson. He lost a re-election bid in 1967, and was then hired by General Motors. He would rise to become vice-president and General Counsel. In 1968, Smith served as a presidential elector. In 1983, his portrait was dedicated at the Michigan Supreme Court. A portrait also hangs in the admissions of The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
A scholarship in his name is administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. It is given to a single mother, and can be used for tuition at Wayne State University, any campus of the University of Michigan, or the law school at The Catholic University of America.
- The Political Graveyard: Smith, Otis Milton
- He was the co-author of Illegal Delay and Confessions in State and Federal Courts - A Civilized Standard, 1 Cath. U. L. Rev. 1 (1950). The Catholic University Law Review gives an annual award in his honor to a staff member for excellence in contributing to the Law Review.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-11. Retrieved 2008-03-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society: Otis Smith
William R. Hart
| Michigan Auditor General
William A. Burgett