Ted Smith

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Ted Smith (Theodore M. Smith) Executive Director of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation.

"A Montana native, Ted worked for the U.S. Forest Service, ending these summer tours as a smokejumper flying out of Missoula and Fairbanks. He graduated cum laude from Pomona College and went on to the University of California/Berkeley in the 1960's for M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science. His 12-year Ford Foundation career began and ended (as country representative) in Indonesia with a stint as President Bundy's assistant in between. Following six years as President of John D. Rockefeller 3rd's Agricultural Development Council focused on Asia and Africa, Ted became the founding director of the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. He joined the Foundation as executive director in 1993 and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife Mary who heads the Cambridge Friends School. Ted is a 25-year member of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York) and is currently a Trustee of the National Parks Conservation Association, Alaska Conservation Foundation, Clean Air-Cool Planet, Inc., and the Cambridge Energy Alliance." [1] Activist Cash

According to the Ford Foundations 1977 Annual Report, people working under Smith in Indonesia were Brent K. Ashabranner, John A. Dixon, and Sidney R. Jones. [2]


  • Theodore M. Smith, "Stimulating Performance in the Indonesian Bureaucracy: Gaps in the Administrator's Tool Kit", Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 23, No. 4 (Jul., 1975), pp. 719-738.
  • R. S. Smith; Theodore M. Smith, "The Political Economy of Regional and Urban Revenue Policy in Indonesia", Asian Survey, Vol. 11, No. 8 (Aug., 1971), pp. 761-786.

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  1. Trustees, Henry P. Kendall Foundation, accessed February 16, 2008.