Rev. Middle East Stud. volume 54, issue 1, P154-156 2020 DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.22 View full text
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Rudi Paul Lindner

Abstract: John Masson Smith, Jr., was born into an academic family in Northampton, Massachusetts and was one of the early alums of the Putney School. Upon graduation from Harvard College, where he met his future wife Grace, John served in the U.S. Army. He then went to Columbia University, where he earned a Ph.D. in 1964. After spending a year in Istanbul, where he directed the American Research Institute in Turkey, the Smiths came to the University of California, Berkeley, from which he retired as Professor Emeritus of…

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