Class: 1958Inducted: 2003
Stanley G. Smith graduated Asbury Park High School 1958; Rutgers University 1964, B.S. In Accounting; Seton Hall University Law School 1970.
He is currently an attorney in general practice with emphasis on real estate. He is president of Smith, Lawson, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in local, state and federal multi-million dollar housing problems in such communities as the City of Plainfield, County of Union and Township of Montclair.
He served as Director of all Housing Development for the City of Newark, which constructed over 300 million dollars worth of housing. He also served as President of one the largest Urban Development Resources, Inc. He was also executive Vice President of City National Bank, the only minority owned bank in New Jersey.
He is a former Associate and Law Professor at Seton Hall University Law School. Currently he is a Trustee at Shiloh Baptist Church, Plainfield, New Jersey.
He was honored in Who's Who in Black America and the recipient of many awards from Newark Community organizations.
His greatest accomplishment is a successful marriage - 39 years. Another accomplishment is the Revitalizing of Urban Neighborhoods so as to restore the hope and faith of people living in urban neighborhoods.
His quote from Spike Lee 1989 - In order for black people to survive we have to stop just consuming and start focusing on owning and controlling our share of America.