Richard Hutchison

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Richard Hutchison
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Northumberland
In office
Preceded by John Mercer Johnson
Succeeded by Peter Mitchell
Personal details
Born January 20, 1812
Mearns, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died 27 September 1891
Douglastown, New Brunswick[1]
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Mackie
Residence Douglastown, New Brunswick[1]
Occupation Lumber merchant

Richard Hutchison (January 20, 1812 – September 27, 1891) was a New Brunswick businessman and political figure. He represented Northumberland in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal member from 1868 to 1872.[2]

He was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1812,[2] the son of David Hutchison. He was educated there[1] and came to New Brunswick in 1826.[3] In 1840, Hutchison married Elizabeth Mackie.[1] He was a lumber merchant in the Glasgow-based firm Gilmour, Rankin & Co (a branch of Pollok, Gilmour and Company) which operated on the Miramichi River; by 1852, he was the sole resident partner and he was given control of the operation in 1870.[4] Hutchison represented Northumberland County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1864 to 1866. He was elected to the House of Commons in an 1868 by-election held after the death of John Mercer Johnson.[3]

His son Ernest later represented Northumberland in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick.


  1. ^ a b c d Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  2. ^ a b Richard Hutchison – Parliament of Canada biography
  3. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion, HJ Morgan (1869)
  4. ^ Gilmour and Rankin collection at UNB