David A. Smart
(October 1892 – October 15
) with his brother Alfred Smart (1895-1951), were the publishers of Esquire (magazine)
; and Coronet (magazine)
His was born in 1892 to Mary Fishman (born January 1872) and Louis Aronson Smart (born February 1866) in Omaha, Nebraska
. His father had emigrated from Russia
in 1883. He had four siblings: Alfred Smart (1895-1951), John Smart, Vera Smart Elden (1899-?) , and Florence Smart Richards.
The family moved to Illinois. The brothers' other venture was Coronet Films, a producer of educational and training films during the 1950s. They endowed the Smart Museum of Art.
Alfred Smart (1895-1951)
He was born in Omaha, Nebraska
on 17 June
and attended the University of Illinois
. After World War I
, he joined his brother in Publishing Enterprises. He was secretary and treasurer until 1947 when he was appointed president of what was now Esquire, Inc. A third brother, John Smart, was a vice president. Alfred died on February 4