Ambrose Smith, 1917-2005, was a sports editor and Vice President of the Pawtucket Valley Daily Times, for which he served for forty-two years. He was a founder and officer of both Words Unlimited and the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. He was also a past President of the Providence Gridiron Club. A native of West Warwick, RI, he served his community and state for many years as a leading exponent of youth programs. He became one of the most sought after speakers in Rhode Island, and received numerous honors.