Lucille Bishop Smith


Lucille Bishop Smith had a long career as an educator, businesswoman, and inventor of Lucille's All Purpose Hot Roll Mix, the nation's first. She was a home economist who established one of the first college level commercial foods and technology departments in the U.S., at Prairie View A&M University.

She published Lucille's Treasure Chest of Fine Foods and, at age 82, established a family corporation, Lucille B. Smith's Fine Foods. In 1969, she was appointed to the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women and received numerous awards, including Merit Mother of Texas (twice) and Prairie View's Distinguished Partner in Progress Award.

Biography Source Information

Biographies are reprinted from the Foundation for Women’s Resources (now Women’s Resources), Dallas, Texas. They originally appeared in "From Gutsy Mavericks to Quiet Heroes: True Tales of Texas Women," video study guide, Austin: The Foundation for Women's Resources, 1997. Death dates have been added where needed.