James Parker Smith

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James Parker Smith (1854–1929)[1] was Liberal Unionist MP for Partick. He was first elected at a by-election in 1890, but lost the seat in 1906. He was a Cambridge Apostle.

He had previously contested Greenock and Paisley.

In January 1900, Smith was appointed assistant private secretary (unpaid) to Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies.[2]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)
  2. ^ "Court Circular". The Times (36039). London. 15 January 1900. p. 6. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alexander Craig Sellar
Member of Parliament for Partick
Succeeded by
Robert Balfour