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Smuts, Jan Christian.
Adm. pens. at CHRIST'S, Oct. 15, 1891.
S. of Jacobus Abraham [Member of Leg.
Assembly], of Cape Town, S. Africa.
B. May 24, 1870, in Riebeck West, Cape Colony.
School, Victoria College, Stellenbosch; and at Cape University (B.A. 1891). Matric. Michs. 1891; Scholar, 1892; (Law Trip., Pt I, 1st Class; Pt II, 1st Class, 1894); LL.B. 1894; George Long prize, 1894.
Fellow, 1915.
LL.D. 1917.
Chancellor of the University, 1948-50.
P.C., 1917; C.H., 1917; O.M., 1947.
F.R.S., 1930.
Commander, Legion of Honour; Grand Commander Order of Leopold; Croix de Guerre.
Adm. at the Middle Temple, May 7, 1892.
Practised in Johannesburg.
State Attorney, S. African Republic, 1898.
K.C., 1906.
Bencher of the Middle Temple, 1917.
Served in the Boer War, 1899-1902, as Legal Adviser to General Joubert, 1899; Supreme Commander, Republican forces, in Cape Colony, 1901.
Took part in the Peace Conference, 1902.
Colonial Secretary, Transvaal, 1907; Minister of Interior and Minister of Mines, Union of S. Africa, 1910-12; Minister of Defence, 1910-20; Minister of Finance, 1912-13.
Served in the Great War, 1914-19.
Commandant-General, S. African defence Force.
Commanded the troops in British E. Africa, 1916-17.
S. African Representative, Imperial War Cabinet, 1917-18.
Plenipotentiary for S. Africa at Peace Conference in Paris, 1919.
Prime Minister and Minister for Native Affairs, 1919-24; Minister of Justice, 1933-9; Prime Minister and Minister of external affairs and defence, 1939-48.
Rhodes Memorial Lecturer at Oxford, 1929-30.
Rector of St Andrews University, 1931-4. Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, 1936.
President of the British Association, 1925.
Married, 1897, Sybella Margaretha, dau. of J. Krige, of Stellenbosch, and had issue.
Of Doornkloof, Irene, Pretoria.
Author, Holism and Evolution; Africa and Some World Problems; Plans for a Better World. Died Sept. 11, 1950. (Walford, County Families; Who's Who; Burke, P. and B.; Univ.
War List; Peile
, II. 771; The Times, Sept. 12, 1950.)
Jan Christian SMUTS
Approx. lifespan: 1870–1950
pens. Christ's College adm1891:10:15
s. of Jacobus Abraham SMUTS Member of: Leg. Assembly], of Cape Town, [Cape Colony], [South Africa], South Africa ,
b. 1870:05:24 in Riebeck West, Cape Colony , South Africa ,
Sch: Victoria College Stellenbosch, [South Africa], ; and at Sch: Cape University Cape, [Cape Colony], [South Africa], ( BA (1891)
Matric 1891:10MT:
Scholar 1892
(LawTrip., Pt I, 1st Class; Pt II, 1st Class(1894);
LLB 1894
George Long Prize 1894
Hon. Fellow 1915
Hon.LLD 1917
Chancellor of: : University 1948-50
P.C.: 1917
CH 1917
OM 1947
FRS 1930
Commander: Legion of Honour; Grand
Commander: Order of Leopold; Croix de Guerre.
Adm. at: Middle Temple 1892:05:07
Practised in Johannesburg, [South Africa],
State Attorney: S. African Republic, [South Africa], 1898
KC 1906
Hon. Bencher of: : Middle Temple 1917
Served in the Boer War Boer, [South Africa], 1899-1902 as Legal
Adviser to: : General Joubert 1899
Supreme Commander: Republican Forces in Cape Colony , South Africa , 1901
Took part in the Peace Conference 1902
Colonial Sec.: Transvaal , South Africa , 1907
Minister of: : Interior and
Minister of: : Mines, Union of South Africa , 1910-12
Minister of: : Defence 1910-20
Minister of: : Finance 1912-13
served in the Great War: 1914-19
Commandant-General, S. African defence Force, [South Africa],
Commanded the troops in British E. Africa , 1916-17
S. African Representative, Imperial War Cabinet 1917-18
Plenipotentiary for South Africa , Peace Conference in Paris, [France], 1919
Prime Minister and Minister for Native: Affairs 1919-24
Minister of Justice: 1933-39
Prime Minister and Minister of: : external affairs and defence 1939-48
Rhodes Memorial Lecturer at: : OX, [Oxfordshire], 1929-30
Rector of Sch: St Andrews University St Andrews, [Fife], 1931-34
Chancellor of: : University of Cape Town, [Cape Colony], [South Africa], 1936
President of: : British Association 1925
m. 1897 Sybella Margaretha KRIGE dau. of J. KRIGE of Stellenbosch, [South Africa],
had issue
Of Doornkloof, Irene, Pretoria, [South Africa],
Publ.: Holism and Evolution; Africa and Some World Problems; Plans for a Better World
d. 1950:09:11
(Walford, County Families; Who's Who ; Burke, P. and B.; University War List; Peile, II. 771; The Times 1950:09:12)
[add:] d. 1950:09:11 aged 80, at Irene, [South Africa], [:add]
[add:]Portrait by Sir W. Nicholson at Fitzwilliam Museum; portrait by A. Pan and bronze head vy Prince Birabongse at Christ's College /add]
[add:]Goodison: CP : 242; CCS : 90-91[:add]