James Smith (archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh)

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James August Smith (1841–1928) was a Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh in Scotland from 1900 to 1928.

The Most Reverend

James Augustine Smith
Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh
ArchdioceseSt Andrews and Edinburgh
Appointed30 August 1900
In office1900-1928
PredecessorAngus MacDonald
SuccessorAndrew McDonald
Ordination31 May 1866
Consecration30 August 1900
by William Smith
RankMetropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born(1841-10-18)18 October 1841
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died24 November 1928(1928-11-24) (aged 87)
Previous postBishop of Dunkeld (1890-1900)

Born in Edinburgh on 18 October 1841, he was ordained a priest on 31 March 1866. He was appointed the Bishop of Dunkeld by the Holy See on 14 August 1890, and consecrated to the Episcopate on 28 October 1890. The principal consecrator was Archbishop William Smith, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop John McLachlan and Bishop (later Archbishop) Angus MacDonald. He was translated to the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh as archbishop on 30 August 1900. He died in office on 25 November 1928, aged 87.[1]


  1. ^ "Archbishop James August Smith". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
George Rigg
Bishop of Dunkeld
Succeeded by
Angus MacFarlane
Preceded by
Angus MacDonald
Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh
Succeeded by
Andrew Thomas McDonald