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Adam Brown



Brown, Adam (1826-1926), merchant and politician, was born at Edinburgh, Scotland, on April 3, 1826 , and came to Canada in 1833. He entered mercantile life, first in Montreal, then in Hamilton ; and he became in Hamilton the head of one of the largest wholesale grocery houses in Canada. He was one of the "fathers" of the National Policy of protection; and he represented Hamilton in the Canadian House of Commons from 1887 to 1891. In 1891 he was appointed postmaster of Hamilton ; and he died at Hamilton on January 16, 1926.


Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. I, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 398p., p.313.


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