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