Smartt, Former Alumni Director, Passes Away

John M. Smartt Sr., director of UT Alumni Affairs from 1948 to 1969, died on Nov. 13, 2013, in Knoxville. Mr. Smartt was 94. After earning a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from UT in 1942, he served as a U.S. Army officer during World War II. Following military service, he returned to UT and earned a law degree in 1948.

In addition to being an avid hiker, senior athlete, and an active participant in numerous community service organizations, Mr. Smartt was a loyal supporter of UT athletics. He was a charter member of the Lady Vols Boost-Her Club and served as head timer for the Vols swim teams from 1970-1978. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Harriet Chapin Smartt, in May 2013.