ST. LOUIS – Wayman Smith III died Tuesday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He was 80.
He was well known in St. Louis for his leadership in political and civic affairs as an alderman, police board president, an Anheuser-Busch vice president.
Mr. Smith served on many boards including the board of directors for Harris Stowe- State University, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
He went to Sumner High School – graduated from Soldan High and earned his law degree at Howard University.
At the time of his death, Smith is survived by his wife, Susan Smith; a sister, former TV news anchor Robin Smith Stallworth0, a daughter, and one granddaughter.
Funeral details have yet to be announced.