Stanton Smith was born March 10, 1920 in Lewiston, Maine. His father, Paul Rexford Smith was a local dentist and Bates College graduate, class of 1915. His mother, Marjorie (Shaw) Smith was a graduate of Simmons College and taught Home Economics for several years. Stanton graduated from Bates, in the class of 1941, with a major in Chemistry. He was an avid trumpeter in the Bates Bobcats. In 1941, while working at Kodak, Smith had an opportunity to work on the Manhattan Project, which he pursued. He went on after the war to get a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1948. He worked in the carbon chemicals field and has extensive dealings with environmental legislation and its direct impact on the chemical industry. He grew up in the same neighborhood as Frank Coffin.
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Christie, Nicholas, "Smith, Stanton B. oral history interview" (2001). Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection. 367.