William Smith (March 23 1769 – August 28 1839) was an English geologist, credited with creating the first nationwide geologic map. He is known as the "Father of English Geology", however recognition was slow in coming. His work was plagiarised, he was financially ruined, and he spent time in debtors' prison.
William Smith (born March 24, 1934 in Columbia, Missouri, USA) is an American actor.
William Smith (1728â€“1814) was a politician from Maryland, and representative of the fourth congressional district.
William Smith is South Africa's best-known and most popular television science and mathematics teacher.
Sir William Smith (1813 - 1893), English lexicographer, was born at Enfield in 1813 of Nonconformist parents. He was originally destined for a theological career, but instead was articled to a solicitor. In his spare time he taught himself classics, and when he entered University College London he carried off both the Greek and Latin prizes.
William Smith (also found as William B. Smith) (1811–1893) born in Royalton, Vermont, was a leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and an original member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. William Smith was the 8th child of Joseph Smith, Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith, and a younger brother of the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr.
William Smith (born c. 1775 in Blyth, Northumberland) was the English captain who discovered the South Shetland Islands, an archipelago near Antarctica.
William Smith (June 25, 1728 â€“ November 3, 1793) was a lawyer, historian, speaker, loyalist, and eventually Chief Justice of the Province of New York from 1763 to 1782 and Chief Justice of the Province of Quebec, later Lower Canada, from 1786 until his death. He was the son of Judge William Smith of New York and the brother of Joshua Hett Smith, the supposed â€œdupeâ€ of Benedict Arnold and Major John AndrÃ©.
William Smith (September 20, 1751 – June 22, 1837) was a congressman, state senator and judge from South Carolina.
William Smith (September 6, 1762 – June 26, 1840) was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate representing South Carolina in 1816. He ran unsuccessfully for reelection when his term expired in 1823.
William "Deucem" Smith (1896â€“1947) was known as one of the most talented sheep shearers in the world. His character and skill with the shears earned him a reputation as the greatest shearer of the first half of the twentieth century.
William Walker Smith (b. 1920 in Belfast, Ireland), 'Fighting Bill Smith' was born in Belfast Ireland in 1920. He was later to immigrate to Canada, and presently resides in Wawa Ontario He had a nine year amateur career which began in 1936, and he took his first national championship in 1941. He won four National Championships and a myriad of other titles in his career record 147 bouts with only 27 losses.
William Smith (1756 – 1835) was a British politician and dissenter and Member of Parliament (MP) for Norwich.
Very Revd. Dr William Smith (1711-1787), Dean of Chester, Greek and Latin scholar and first translator of the works of Thucydides.
William Smith (born May 16, 1924) was one of the greatest competitive swimmers of the first half of the 20th Century. He was a four-time All-American on the Ohio State University swim team. He was undefeated in fours years of duel meet competition.
William Smith (1697â€“1769) was a judge of the Province of New York and the father of William Smith, Joshua Hett Smith, and Doctor Thomas Smith. In 1760, Smith was offered the position of chief justice of the province. Against the advice of friends and family, he turned down the offer.
William Smith was a private in the United States Army who won the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Territory on October 20, 1869 during the Indian Wars. He should not be confused with William H. Smith, who also won the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action in the same location on the same day.
William Smith (15??-16??) was an English sonneteer and friend of Edmund Spenser. He participated in "The Phoenix Nest" (1593), "England's Helicon" (1600) and published a sonnet sequence Chloris or The Complaint of the passionate despised Shepheard in 1596.
William Smith was an eighteenth century and nineteenth century congressman from Virginia.