Ross Jordan Smyth ’58

Ross Jordan Smyth ’58 of Charlotte, died July 26, 2006. Ross moved with his family to Charlotte in 1950, while he was a student at Christ School in Arden. At Davidson he served as captain of the soccer team and president of the student body, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1958. After a brief stint in the Army and at North Carolina National Bank in Charlotte, he attended Duke Law School, where he was a Casenote Editor of the Duke Law Journal. Upon graduation in 1965, he joined the Charlotte law firm of Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell, and Hickman, where he practiced until his retirement in 1998. He served as president of Charlotte Junior Soccer, the Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center, the March of Dimes, and the Family Center. A dedicated alumnus, he was the president of both Davidson’s National Alumni Association and the Duke Law School Alumni Association, served on the board of trustees at Davidson, and was president of the board of trustees at Christ School. In addition, he was awarded Davidson’s Alumni Service Award in 1983. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his his wife, Alice Allen Jordan, 2631 Beverwyck Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28211; his three children, Jordan, Elliot, and Henry; his six grandchildren; and his brothers, Eli and James McGregor “Mac” Smyth ’63.