Donald Mackenzie Smeaton
Donald Mackenzie Smeaton CSI (9 September 1848 – 19 April 1910), son of David James Smeaton, was a Scottish politician who was the Liberal MP for Stirlingshire from January 1906 until January 1910.
Smeaton was educated at the Abbey Park Institution, St. Andrew's, a boarding school run by his father, at which not less than 80 young men were boarded and educated.
In 1879 he went to Burma where he served as Chief Secretary in 1887, officiated as Chief Commissioner in 1892 and 1896 and was a Member of the Governor-General's Legislative Council of Burma in 1898 and 1901. He was made Companion of the Order of the Star of India in 1895, was awarded the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal in 1900 and retired in 1902.
Smeaton published an edition of the North-Western Provinces Revenue Act; The Currency of India; and The Karens of Burma.
He died in April 1910 aged 61, three months after retiring from Parliament.
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- Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003.
- Westwood's Parochial Directory for the Counties of Fife and Kinross, containing the names and addresses of Gentry, and of Persons in Business, &c. (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1862) http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Extras/St_A_education_1861.html
- Dictionary of Indian Biography (1906), Haskell House Publishers, New York.
- Lushington baronets
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Donald Mackenzie Smeaton
- Photo of Smeaton Family at St. Andrews, c.1860
- Read The Karens of Burma at Project Gutenberg Australia
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