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Anne Ripley Smith (March 3, 1881 – June 1, 1949) wife of AA Co-founder Dr Bob Smith, Mother and Co-Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Anne Smith's influence in AA became widely known through her publication, Anne Smith's Journal, 1933-1939. She compiled and shared with early AAs and their families the materials comprising early AA's spiritual program—the Bible, Quiet Time, the teachings of Sam Shoemaker, the principles of the Oxford Group, and Christian literature of the day. Anne became one of the first members of Al-Anon when the founder and wife of Bill W. Lois Wilson visited her in Akron, Ohio during his stay at their house.

External links

  • Anne Smith - Anne Smith's Journal, 1933-1939 [1]
  • A.A.'s Roots from Dr. Bob's Wife Anne [2]


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