John Smith (c.1849 - 30 October 1907) was a sail-maker and local politician.
Born in Scotland, he was the son of William Smith and Catherine née Macintosh.
When his father retired John took over the business with a warehouse at Pinchin Street, St George in the East, which became Messrs., J Smith & Co. His sons became partners in the firm.
- "Chadwell Heath". Essex County Chronicle: p. 8. 8 November 1907.