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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 1, 2012

Former Memphis Bar Association president Edward Preston Acker Smith died Tuesday at the age of 86. A 1949 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, he practiced law in Memphis for more than 50 years, and was a member of the American Bar Association and a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. At the age of 29, he was elected to the Tennessee Senate, but it was later determined that he did not meet the age requirements, and he did not serve. Visitation is today from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Services are Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel at Second Presbyterian Church. The family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army, Memphis Humane Society or the Second Presbyterian Chapel Class. The Commercial Appeal reports