Edward Dickson (Canadian politician)

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Edward Dickson (1854[1]–1903[2]) was a merchant and political figure in Manitoba. He represented Lansdowne from 1888 to 1896 in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a Liberal.

The son of Thomas Dickson, a resident of Russell Township, Canada West, he worked in the lumber trade in Ontario before coming west to Winnipeg in 1881[1] as a bookkeeper for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Dickson operated a supply store in Oak Lake. He also served as a justice of the peace, as county clerk and as the first reeve for the Rural Municipality of Sifton.[2] In 1890, he married Emma May Horsman.[3]

Dickson developed a formula for smokeless gunpowder, forming the Robin Hood Powder Company in 1900. He went on to establish the Robin Hood Arms Factory, which was later bought by Remington,[2] in Swanton, Vermont. Dickson died in Swanton in 1903.[3]


  1. ^ a b Gemmill, J A (1887). The Canadian Parliamentary companion. p. 336. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rural Municipality of Sifton". Community of Oak Lake. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Edward Dickson (1854-1903)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-10-21.