Dr. Clyde Curry Smith

Emeritus Professor of History

Dr. Clyde Curry Smith


With deep sadness we announce that Dr. Clyde C. Smith died on Aug. 5, 2016.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at the Congregational Church in River Falls, WI.

For more details visit Remembering Clyde Curry Smith.


After retirement, Dr. Clyde Smith was active with numerous professional appointments in the U.S. and England including Adjunct and Visiting Professorships, Senior Academic Fellow and Scholar in Residence.

In addition, he could be counted on to attend department and other campus events and Clyde graciously provided annual updates from many alumni, former colleagues and friends for our department newsletter. We were fortunate to have him among us. Clyde will be truly missed.

For annual newsletter updates submitted by Dr. Smith, please see the "Faculty Emeriti News" section of each newsletter found here.


  • D.Litt. Fairfax University
  • Ph.D. University of Chicago, Biblical
  • M.A. University of Chicago, Semitic Languages and Literature
  • D.B. University of Chicago, Philosophical Theology
  • M.S. Miami University, Ohio, Mathematical Physics
  • B.A. Miami University, Ohio, Honors Physics

Served UWRF 1965-1990

Areas of interest

  • Ancient Near East
  • History of Assyria
  • Old Testament World
  • Early Christianity
  • Greek language
  • Classical Greek history
  • Imperial Roman history