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Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Gerard Smith KCMG (1839 – 28 October 1920) was Governor of Western Australia from 1895 to 1900.

He joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers as an ensign in 1857 and briefly saw service in Canada, retiring from the Army in 1874. He joined the family bank, Samuel Smith, Bros. & Co., and went on to become a business leader in Kingston-upon-Hull being instrumental in the formation of the Hull and Barnsley Railway. He became a Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria and was knighted in 1895.

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Carington
Member of Parliament for Wycombe
1883–1885
Succeeded by
Viscount Curzon
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir William Robinson
Governor of Western Australia
1895–1900
Succeeded by
Captain Sir Arthur Lawley

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