Smith, Sidney Earle

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Smith, Sidney Earle

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March 9, 1897 – March 17, 1959


Sidney Earle Smith was born on March 9, 1897 on Port Hood Island, Nova Scotia. He received a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of King's College, and an LL.B. from Dalhousie University. He was Dean of Dalhousie's Faculty of Law from 1929-1934, and became president of the University of Manitoba in 1934. He became president of the University of Toronto in 1945, and the Sidney Smith Hall building at the University of Toronto was named after him. He was a prominent member of the Progressive Conservative Party, and was appointed as Secretary of State for External Affairs under John Diefenbaker. Smith died of a stroke on March 17, 1959.


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Dalhousie University. Schulich School of Law (1883-)

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Sidney Earle. Smith was Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1929–1934

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