James Smith (archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh)

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The Most Reverend
James Augustine Smith
Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh
Archdiocese St Andrews and Edinburgh
Appointed 30 August 1900
In office 1900-1928
Predecessor Angus MacDonald
Successor Andrew McDonald
Ordination 31 May 1866
Consecration 30 August 1900
by William Smith
Rank Metropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1841-10-18)October 18, 1841
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died November 24, 1928(1928-11-24) (aged 87)
Nationality Scottish
Previous post Bishop of Dunkeld (1890-1900)

James August Smith (1841–1928) was a Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh in Scotland from 1900 to 1928.

Born in Edinburgh on 18 October 1841, he was ordained a priest on 31 March 1866. He was appointed the Bishop of Dunkeld by the Holy See on 14 August 1890, and consecrated to the Episcopate on 28 October 1890. The principal consecrator was Archbishop William Smith, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop John McLachlan and Bishop (later Archbishop) Angus MacDonald. He was translated to the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh as archbishop on 30 August 1900. He died in office on 25 November 1928, aged 87.[1]


  1. ^ "Archbishop James August Smith". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
George Rigg
Bishop of Dunkeld
Succeeded by
Angus MacFarlane
Preceded by
Angus MacDonald
Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh
Succeeded by
Andrew Thomas McDonald