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Thomas Sydney Smith
|Advocate-General of Madras Presidency|
|Succeeded by||John Bruce Norton|
Thomas Sydney Smith was an Indian lawyer who served as the Advocate General of Madras Presidency (now known as Tamil Nadu, India) from 1861 to 1863.He was ex-officio a member of the Madras Legislative Council.
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