Smith, Bob (1879)

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Smith, Bob (1879) Gender: M
Robert Holbert Smith
born on 8 August 1879
Place St.Johnsbury, Vermont, 44n25, 72w01
Timezone LMT m72w01 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Astrodienst
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American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. This Ohio physician and Bill Wilson laid the foundation for Alcoholics Anonymous and its 12-step program when they began to meet in Smith's home. According to Liane Thomas Wade in the International E-Mail Letter vol. 260 (Nov. 30, 2003), they first met on May 12, 1935 at 5:00 PM in Akron, OH, considered the first AA meeting, although, she continues, "when AA;s anniversary is celebrated it is on June 10, and dates back to 1936, Akron, Ohio at 5:00 PM."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Wilson, Bill (born 26 November 1895)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1915 (married high school sweetheart, Anne)
  • Mental Health : End Addiction 10 June 1935 (stopped drinking)
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  • Social : Change of Lifestyle 10 June 1935 (began meetings that became AA)
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Source Notes

Phil Brown writes in ISAR International E-Mail Letter vol. 260 (Nov. 30, 2003) that he obtained the date from the "Public Records Div. in Vermont).


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (drank heavily during college years and again as Prohibition became law, until 1935)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : 12 step group (brought up in a religious home/co-founded AA)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure