Smithers, Enoch Joyce

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
to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1849
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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