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Owen Lun West Smith

Owen Lun West Smith, American diplomat.


  • Smith, Owen Lun West was born on May 18, 1851 in at Giddensville, Sampson Company, North Carolina, United States. Son of Ollen and Maria (Hicks) Smith.

  • Education

    • Education common schools North Carolina and University S. C., 1874-1876. Studied law, same; (D. D., Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1898).


    • 2d, Beaufort, North Carolina, November 29, 1892, Adora E. Oden, Commenced to teach school March, 1871. Magistrate S. C., 1873-1874. Minister resident and consul-general United States to Liberia, February 11, 1898-1902.

      In ministry African M. E. Zion Church since February, 1881.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • Married 1st, Whiteville, North Carolina, April 9, 1878, Lucy A. Jackson (died July 6, 1891).
    • father: Ollen Smith
    • mother: Maria (Hicks) Smith
    • spouse: Whiteville
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    Born March 18, 1851