answersLogoWhite
notificationBell

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2014-05-30 00:32:38

Unfortunately, Guy Smith died on February 20, 2012 at the age of 67. He and his wife Margaret "Peggy" Rusk, daughter of U.S. Secretary Dean Rusk, were married for 44 years.

The Smiths made national headlines in September 1967 when they were wed in Palo Alto, California. Smith, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force reserve at the time, was an African American. The 18-year-old Rusk, whose family was from Georgia, was white.

The Sept. 23, 1967 edition of Time magazine featured a cover photo of the couple taken after the wedding ceremony. The headline: "MR. & MRS. GUY SMITH/An Interracial Wedding."

Three months before the ceremony, on June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court made interracial marriages legal throughout the country in the case titled Loving v. Virginia.

Secretary of State Rusk reportedly offered to resign before the wedding so that it would not have a negative impact on the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. But he was persuaded to stay by the president and U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert MacNamara.

Smith, who graduated from Georgetown, saw active duty as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War.

The Smiths had a daughter, Samantha, and two grandchildren.

In a May 2014 interview on the occasion of the premiere of a Georgia Public Broadcasting documentary about Dean Rusk, his daughter remembered the national headlines and the Time cover. "That was a big shock," she said. "We weren't trying to make any kind of statement. It has really nothing to do with our relationship. The fact that everyone else was making a big deal about it was their issue."

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Related Questions


He married Margaret "Peggy" Smith in 1810.


No. He is married to a girl from Salt Lake City.


Correct. Willow Smith the daughter of Will Smith.


Yes, Willow Smith is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada-Pinkett Smith.


yes, she is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith!



George Washington's Father Augustine Washington was the son of Mildred Warner. Mildred Warner was the daughter of Mildred Reade & Augustine Warner II. Mildred Warner had a sister named Mary Warner (married John Smith). Mary Warner had daughter Mildred Smith(married Robert Porteus). Mildred Smith had son Robert Porteus Jr (married Judith Cockayne). Robert Porteus Jr had daughterMildred Porteus (married Robert Hodgson). Mildred Porteus had son Robert Hodgson Jr (married Mary Tucker). Robert Hodgson Jr had daughterHenrietta Mildred Hodgson (married Oswald Smith). Henrietta Mildred Hodgson had daughter Frances Dora Smith (married Claude Bowes-Lyon). Frances Dora Smith had daughter Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon whom with King George VI had daughter Queen Elizabeth II of England.By this relationship George Washington is the second cousin of Robert Porteus Jr - who is an ancestor of Queen Elizabeth. Therefore George Washington is the SECOND COUSIN, Removed 6 Times of Queen Elizabeth II.


She is married to Will Smith



John Smith never married


Yes, he was married to jada pinkett smith


Willow Smith is Will Smith's daughter.


Will Smith has made no statements that he is anything but heterosexual. Will Smith has a wife, son, daughter and no history of involvement with men. He was married between 1992 and 1997 to Sheree Zampino, and has been married to Jada Pinkett since 1998.


WILLOW is Will SMITHS daughter


no she's the daughter of will smith


No. Shinedown's old guitarist, however, was married to Ronnie's daughter.


Yes, he is currently married to Jada Pinkett Smith.


Willow Smith is a girl, and she is the daughter of Will Smith


No, Pocahontas and John Smith were not married.


He has five children with Linnea Smith. They were married in 1976.


Dodie Smith married Alec Beesley in 1939.


Yes. Will Smith had an affair.


he did not get married


Willow Smith is 9. She would not have a daughter. She is Will Smith's daughter.


He has been married to Jada Smith since 1997.