Smithers, Enoch Joyce

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Enoch Smithers attended Dickinson College with the Class of 1849 but left to study law in Delaware, his native state. He served in the Union army and later became a leading U.S. diplomat throughout postings in East Asia. He died in Japan in 1895 while serving as U.S. consul.

Life span
07/14/1828—01/01/1895
Dickinson Connection:
Class of 1849

Life Summary

Full name
  Enoch Joyce Smithers
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Estimated
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Slave State
No. of Spouses
  1
Family
 
Joseph Smithers (father), Sarah Ann Joyce Smithers (mother)
Education
  Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
  Diplomat
  Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
  Republican
Government
  Lincoln Administration (1861-65)
  Johnson Administration (1865-69)
  Grant Administration (1869-77)
  Hayes Administration (1877-81)
  Diplomat
Military
  Union Army

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