|Arnold Cantwell Smith|
|1st Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations|
1 July 1965 – 30 June 1975
|Preceded by||position established|
|Succeeded by||Sir Shridath Ramphal|
|Born||18 January 1915|
|Died||7 February 1994(aged 79)|
From 1958 to 1961, he was the Canadian Ambassador to Egypt. From 1961 to 1963, he was the Canadian Ambassador to the USSR. During his time at the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth flag was designed on his and Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's initiative.
His published work includes Stitches In Time; the Commonwealth in World Politics.
| Commonwealth Secretaries-General
Sir Shridath Ramphal