Henry Moncrieff Smith

Judge, Chivalric Order Member

1873 – 1951


Who was Henry Moncrieff Smith?

Sir Henry Moncrieff Smith CIE was a British administrator in India.

Smith was educated at Blundell's School and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He joined the Indian Civil Service in 1897 and was posted to the United Provinces, where he served as a judge from 1908 to 1914. In 1915 he was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Legislative Department of the Government of India, and became Joint Secretary in 1919 and Secretary in 1921. He was the first Secretary of the Council of State, from 1921 to 1923, and the Legislative Assembly from 1921 to 1924, and in 1924 became the second President of the Council of State. He retired in 1932.

He was appointed Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in the 1920 New Year Honours and was knighted in 1923.

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Dec 23, 1873
  • Blundell's School
Nov 21, 1951

on July 23, 2013


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