Bruce Smith has been appointed the new county historian in Daviess County.
Smith was born in Muncie, Ind., and is married to Katie (Feistritzer) Smith. He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972 and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. He graduated from Indiana University Law School in 1976 and worked as an attorney in Washington, Ind., from 1976 to 2017.
Smith served on the board of directors at First Federal Savings Bank in Washington and is past president of the Daviess County Bar Association, Daviess County Chamber of Commerce, Daviess County Mental Health Association and Catholic Education Endowment, Inc. He is the author of “To Put Down the Rebellion: Three Brothers in the Civil War (2014).”
Since his retirement in 2017, Smith volunteers at the Daviess County Museum and St. Vincent DePaul Society, and he also serves on the board of trustees for the Daviess County Historical Society.
The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau thank all Indiana county historians for their service and dedication to local history. In 1981, through an effort to improve the historical communication network in the state, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau established the Indiana County Historian Program.
County historians serve as volunteers appointed by the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Historical Bureau to promote local history in their counties, connect individuals and groups with history resources, promote collaboration between local history organizations and maintain connections with the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Historical Bureau.
For information about the Indiana county historians, visit https://indianahistory.org/across-indiana/hometown-resources/find-who-you-need-by-county/.