John A. Dawson (Canadian politician)

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John A. Dawson
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Member of the 3rd Canadian Parliament
for Pictou
In office
1874 – 1878
Preceded by Robert Doull and James McDonald
Succeeded by Robert Doull and James McDonald
Personal details
Born 1826
Pictou, Nova Scotia
Died October 31, 1902
Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
Nationality  Canada
Political party Liberal Party of Canada
Residence Pictou, Nova Scotia[1]
Occupation merchant, taxidermist
Website Parliament of Canada biography

John A. Dawson (1826 – October 31, 1902) was a Canadian politician, merchant and taxidermist.

Dawson was educated in Pictou.[1] He was concurrently elected to the Canadian House of Commons with James William Carmichael in 1874 as a Member of the Liberal Party to represent the riding of Pictou. He lost in the elections of 1878 and 1882.


  1. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.