Richard Smyth (1826 - 1878):
Cleric, Presbyterian and orientalist
Richard Smyth was born in Dervock, County Antrim, and was educated at Bonn and Glasgow, where he gained Doctorates of Divinity and of Laws in 1867. He was a Presbyterian minister in Derry from 1857 to 1865, and from 1865 to 1868 was Professor of Oriental Languages and Theology at Magee College, Derry. From 1874 to 1878 he served as Member of Parliament for County Londonderry.
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