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William Strother Smith Edit Profile

Naval officer

William Strother Smith, American naval officer. Served on Columbia and Yankee, Spanish-American War, 1898.

Background

Smith, William Strother was born on September 15, 1857 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Samuel Brown and Margaret (Strother) Smith.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1880.

Career

Clair-Abrams, December 2, 1891. Assistant engineer, June 10, 1882. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, March 20, 1918.

Retired, September 15, 1921.

Membership

Served on Columbia and Yankee, Spanish-American War, 1898.

Connections

Married Irma St.

father:
Samuel Brown Smith

mother:
Margaret (Strother) Smith

spouse:
Irma St.