James Smith (Canadian politician)
|Commissioner of Yukon|
November 7, 1966 – July 1, 1976
|Prime Minister||Lester B. Pearson
|Preceded by||Gordon Robertson Cameron|
|Succeeded by||Arthur MacDonald Pearson|
December 31, 1919|
Revelstoke, British Columbia
|Died||April 14, 2017(aged 97)|
|Spouse(s)||Dorothy Matson (m. 1947)|
James Smith (December 31, 1919 – April 14, 2017) was the longest serving commissioner of the Yukon Territory from November 7, 1966 to June 30, 1976. During his tenure, he was instrumental in the creation of Kluane National Park and Reserve and the designation of the Chilkoot Trail as a National Historic Site of Canada. He was also responsible for creating the Arctic Winter Games along with Northwest Territories commissioner Stuart Hodgson and Alaska governor Walter Joseph Hickel.
- "Longtime Yukon commissioner James Smith dies at the age of 97". National Newswatch. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
- "History of Yukon Commissioners". Government of Yukon. Archived from Commissioners of the Yukon Territory the original Check
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- "About the Arctic Winter Games". Arctic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
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