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Anita Crites Smith Crawford

2011 Inductee


As an accomplished attorney, Anita had a distinguished career in private and public law for over fifty years.  Beginning her career in private practice with her husband, she specialized in domestic relations cases.  In the early 1960’s she served as an assistant state’s attorney in Champaign County specializing in child support cases.  In addition, she served as the regional representative for the state Department of Public Aid.  Mrs. Crawford’s estate funds the Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarship award at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Walter Bartle Smith Memorial Scholarship at the University of Illinois School of Law.