C. Henry Smith
1875 – 1948
Who was C. Henry Smith?
C. Henry Smith was a Mennonite historian born in Metamora, Illinois. Smith was the first American Mennonite to earn a Ph.D., doing so at the University of Chicago in 1907. C. Henry Smith taught two stints at Goshen College and became the first dean of the college, before going on to teach at Bluffton University for the rest of his life. Smith's doctoral dissertation was published as The Mennonites of America in 1909 and remained the only comprehensive Mennonite history of American Mennonites into the 1950s.
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- Jun 8, 1875
on July 23, 2013