Jan Christiaan Smuts 1870-1950

  title={Jan Christiaan Smuts 1870-1950},
  author={John Anderson},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={271 - 273}
  • John Anderson
  • Published 1952
  • History
  • Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society
To do justice within the limited compass of an obituary notice to the career of one whose conspicuous achievements in so many fields have been the admiration of his friends and the despair of his opponents is naturally no easy task. Jan Christiaan Smuts, within little more than the allotted span, created a position for himself as a lawyer, an administrator, a soldier, a statesman and a philosopher, which marked him in each case as pre-eminent. It is perhaps no disparagement to say that in the…