John Smith


John Smith is a common placeholder name and assumed name, sometimes comical. It may refer to:

People


In chronological order.

Academics

Arts

Business

Crime

  • John Smith (housebreaker) (1661–after 1727), London housebreaker who evaded hanging thrice and was eventually transported to Virginia
  • John Smith (died 1835) (1795–1835), one of the last two Englishmen who were hanged for sodomy in 1835
  • John Eldon Smith (1930–1983), convicted of the murders of Ronald and Juanita Akins
  • John Smith (murderer) (born 1951), American convicted murderer who killed his first and second wives

Law

Military

Politicians

Australia
Canada
United Kingdom
United States
Other countries
  • John Hope Smith (c. 1787–1831), Governor of colonial Ghana, 1817–22
  • J. Valentine Smith (1824–1895), New Zealand politician with the full name John Valentine Smith

Religion

Sports

American football
Association football
Baseball
Basketball
Cricket
Rugby
Other sports

Other

Fictional characters


See also