John Smith

(1580—1631) soldier and colonial governor

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256A. (1) Mr John Smith Jnr., Bookseller, Glasgow

296A. (2) Mr [John] Smith Jnr., Bookseller At The Circulating Library, Glasgow

‘A Victorian Class Conflict?’: Schoolteaching and the Parson, Priest and Minister, 1837–1902, by John T. Smith

Adams, John [alias Alexander Smith] (1768?-1829), seaman, mutineer, and settler

Alston, Julian M., Philip G. Pardey, and Vincent H. Smith, eds. Paying for Agricultural Productivity. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999, 315 pp., price unknown

Andrew F. Smith. The Saintly Scoundrel: The Life and Times of Dr. John Cook Bennett. Champaign: University of Illinois Press. 1997. Pp. xiii, 271. $26.95

ARCHER, Timothy John (born 1943), Consultant, Reed Smith LLP (formerly Richards Butler, then Reed Smith Richards Butler), since 2001 (Partner, 1973–2001; Senior Partner, 1991–2000)

Augustus John Smith (1804—1872) landowner and philanthropist

BASSETT, John Spencer (1867 - 1928), Professor of American History, Smith College, Mass, since 1906; Head of History Department, 1914–21

BICKFORD SMITH, John Roger (1915 - 1998)

Black Judas: William Hannibal Thomas and The American Negro. By John David Smith. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000. xxviii, 386 pp. $34.95, ISBN 0-8203-2130-3.)

BOYD, John (Smith) (1886 - 1963), Vice-President, Shipbuilding Employers’ Federation, 1931–56

BOYD, John (Smith Knox) (1891 - 1981)

Boyd, Sir John Smith Knox (1891-1981), bacteriologist

BOYS SMITH, John Sandwith (1901 - 1991), Master of St John’s College, Cambridge, 1959–69 (Fellow, 1927–59 and since 1969; Senior Bursar, 1944–59); Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge, 1963–65; Canon Emeritus of Ely Cathedral since 1948

BROWN, (John) Bruce (born 1944), Chairman, Lambert Smith Hampton, 1988–2008

BUCHANAN, John (Gordon St Clair) (born 1943), Chairman: Smith & Nephew plc, since 2006 (Deputy Chairman, 2005–06); ARM Holdings plc, since 2012

Campfires of Freedom: The Camp Life of Black Soldiers during the Civil War. By Keith P. Wilson. Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era. Ed. by John David Smith

Captain John Smith

CATTERSON-SMITH, John Keats (1882 - 1945), University Professor of Electrical Engineering, King’s College, Strand, WC2

CHALLEN, David John (born 1943), Chairman, EMEA Governance Committee, Citigroup, since 2010 (Co-Chairman, Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, then Vice-Chairman, European Investment Bank, Citigroup, 2000–10)

Chamber Orchestra of St John’s, Smith Square

Charles John Smith (1803—1838) engraver

Christopher John Smith. Early Rome and Latium: Economy and Society, c.1000 to 500 b.c.. New York: Clarendon Press of Oxford University Press. 1996. Pp. viii, 290. $65.00

CLARKE, John Smith (1885 - 1959), Member of Glasgow Corporation, 1926–56; JP for County and City of Glasgow; Member Clyde Navigation Trust, Government Board Glasgow School of Art; lecturer and journalist; Member of Royal Commission of Fine Arts, Scotland, since 1930; Vice-Pres., Zoological Society of Glasgow

Clarke, John Smith (1885-1959), politician, lion-tamer, and newspaper editor

COEY, (John) Michael (David) (born 1945), Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, 2007–12, Professor Emeritus, 2013, and Fellow, since 1982, Trinity College, Dublin (Professor of Experimental Physics, 1987–2007)

Cold Warrior: C. S. Jackson and the United Electrical Workers. By Doug Smith. (St. John's: Canadian Committee on Labour History, 1997. x, 274 pp. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 0-9695835-7-5.)

The Comedy of Errors. A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare, ed. Standish Henning incorporating the work of Thomas Whitfield Baldwin and John Hazel Smith.

COWEN, John Edward (1873 - 1938), JP; Chairman Newcastle and Gateshead Gas Co., Stanley and District Gas Co., Smith Patterson & Co., Ltd, Blaydon, and a director of Iron and Coal and other companies in Newcastle district


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Founder of Virginia and promoter of colonization in America. He was born in Lincolnshire and fought against Spain and the Turks (1596–1604). As one of the governing council of Virginia in 1607, his military discipline and firmness with the Native Americans saved the settlement of Jamestown from collapse. After being burnt in an explosion, he returned to England in 1609. Five years later he explored the New England coast. His optimistic Description of New England (1616) was a powerful encouragement to emigration there in the 1620s and 1630s. (See Pocahontas).

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