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Henry Smith

SMITH, Henry

Born : 1835

Educated : Edinburgh Academy and Edinburgh University.

1869 : Commissioned in Suffolk Artillery Militia.

1885 : Appointed Chief Superintendent, City of London Police.

1890-1901 : Commissioner, City of London Police.

1910 : Knighted. Published his memoirs "From Constable to Commisioner".

1920 : Died.

In his memoirs Smith wrote that the Ripper "...completely beat me and every Police officer in London." and that "...I have no more idea now where he lived than I had twenty years ago." (From Constable to Commissioner, 1910)

Source:

Begg, Fido, and Skinner. The Jack the Ripper A-Z.


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  Henry Smith
       Dissertations: A Mystery Play : Police Opinions on Jack the Ripper 
       Message Boards: Henry Smith 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 4 March 1921 
       Ripper Media: From Constable to Commissioner 
       Ripper Media: From Constable to Commissioner: Chapter 16 
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