Born: c. 1936
David Smith graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1954 (where, he says, he had the finest collection of classmates a boy could hope to have) and then attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School (where, years later, he became vice dean). He has lived and worked in Africa and Asia. He is currently a professor at a law school in Singapore. He performs magic for all of his classes. He is the author of two mysteries, The Leo Conversion and Timbuktu, and is just completing a novel of a childhood in Saranac Lake.