Jack Smith (politician)

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Jack Smith
Member of Parliament
for York North
In office
June 1945 – April 1957
Personal details
Born John Eachern Smith
(1901-08-06)6 August 1901
Eldon Township, Ontario
Died 28 April 1967(1967-04-28) (aged 65)
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Gertrude H. M. Vickery
(m. 30 April 1925)[1]
Profession newspaper editor and publisher

John Eachern (Jack) Smith (6 August 1901 – 28 April 1967) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Eldon Township, Ontario and was in the newspaper business as an editor and publisher.

He was first elected to Parliament at the York North riding in the 1945 general election then re-elected in 1949 and 1953. Smith left the House of Commons after his third term, the 22nd Canadian Parliament, and did not seek re-election in 1957.

One of Smith's campaign managers in the 1949 election was Barney Danson, who later became a cabinet minister.[2]


  1. ^ Normandin, Pierre G. (1954). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  2. ^ Danson, Barney; Fahey, Curtis (2002). Not Bad for a Sergeant: The Memoirs of Barney Danson. Dundurn Press. pp. 116–117. ISBN 978-1-55002-437-1. 

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