Shih Lin was a Chinese consular official.
Mr. Lin was born in Minhouhsien, Fukien, China in March, 1883.
His early education was in law and political science and later he took up the study of railway administration and was graduated from the Luhan Railway School.
Lin Shih joined the Tungmenhui toward the end of the Ching Dynasty and engaged in revolutionary work in the north. He was a member of the staff of Wu Lu-chen, then commander of the Chihli and Shansi forces in 1911-1916, chief of the Property Bureau of Revenue Stamp Tax Bureau of Shensi, China in 1916, commissioner of Industry and director of the Tabacco and Wine Tax Bureau of Shensi in 1917, director of railway department of the Ministry of Communications and concurrently director of the railways built with loans in 1924, director of the railway police bureau and director of the Tatung-Chengtu Railway in 1924, director of the Pukow-Sinyang Railway and concurrently director of the Lung-Hai and Pien-lo Railways in 1926, Commissioner of Foreign Affairs for Honan, China in 1925. Then he became Commissioner of Foreign Affairs for Fukien in 1927, councillor of the Ministry of Communications in the Nanking Government and concurrently chairman of the Communications Employes' Affairs Committee and Statutes and Regulations Committee in 1928, acting chief of the postal department of the Ministry of Communications and officiating Director-General of Posts in 1929.
He also took positions of councillor of the Ministry of Communications and officiating DirectorGeneral of Posts and Consul-General at Paris since 1934.