James Skivring Smith, Jr. (died c. 1950) was a Liberian politician who served as the 21st Vice President of Liberia from 1930 to January 3, 1944 under President Edwin Barclay. Prior to this, Smith served as commissioner of public schools for Grand Bassa, mayor of Edina and superintendent of Grand Bassa County from 1924 to 1927. Smith was elected as vice president in a special election held in 1930 following the resignation of President Charles D. B. King and Vice President Allen Yancy after international accusations of government-backed slave labor at the Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia.
Born in Upper Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Smith was educated at a school operated by Mrs. Lucy Page; Liberia College; and Cuttington College where he obtained his B.A. in 1901. He was the son of James Skivring Smith, Sr. who served as vice president under Edward J. Roye, and later, president of Liberia.
(Sources: Historical Dictionary of Liberia, Wikipedia)