DICKEY, The Hon. Arthur Rupert, P.C., Q.C.
Picture of DICKEY, The Hon. Arthur Rupert, P.C., Q.C.
William James Topley
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Source: Library and Archives Canada, PA 027452
Date of Birth ( 1854.08.18
Place of Birth: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
Deceased Date ( 1900.07.03 (45 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Lawyer
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 2813 Days (7 years, 8 months, 13 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (
Cumberland, Nova Scotia Conservative (1867-1942) 1896.06.23 Defeated
Cumberland, Nova Scotia Conservative (1867-1942) 1895.01.15
Cumberland, Nova Scotia Resignation. Appointed Secretary of State of Canada, December 21, 1894. Conservative (1867-1942) 1892.01.30
Cumberland, Nova Scotia Election declared void. Conservative (1867-1942) 1891.03.05 Elected
Cumberland, Nova Scotia Conservative (1867-1942) 1888.12.26
Cumberland, Nova Scotia Election declared void. Conservative (1867-1942) 1888.07.13

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PartyTerm (
Conservative (1867-1942) 1892.01.30 - 1896.06.22
Conservative (1867-1942) 1888.12.26 - 1891.12.22
Conservative (1867-1942) 1888.07.13 - 1888.11.29

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

PortfolioTerm (
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 1896.05.01 - 1896.07.08
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 1896.01.15 - 1896.04.27
Minister of Militia and Defence Resignation. Dissatisfied with Prime Minister Mackenzie Bowell's leadership, resigned with 6 other Cabinet members to force the Prime Minister to resign. On January 15, 1896, the seven members resumed their ministerial responsibilities in exchange for the Prime Minister’s resignation at the end of the session. 1895.03.26 - 1896.01.05
Secretary of State of Canada 1894.12.21 - 1895.03.25

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Federal Public Office
^ Commission of Inquiry
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Commissioner Commission to Hold a Conference with the Government of Manitoba, for the Purpose of Ascertaining Whether Legislation Cannot be Obtained from the Legislature of Manitoba During its Present Session 1896.03.27 - 1896
Family Ties in Parliament
RelativeNameDate of BirthDate of Death
Father Dickey, Robert Barry
1812.11.10 1903.07.14
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