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DYMOND, Alfred Hutchinson, Canadian journalist, born in Croyden, Surrey, England, 21 August 1827. He was educated at the Friends' school in Croyden, and engaged in mercantile pursuits in early life. In 1857 he joined the staff of the London "Morning Star," ultimately becoming its manager, and retaining that office till the amalgamation of the paper, in 1869, with the London " Daily News." In that year he came to Canada, and during the nine succeeding years was one of the editorial writers on the Toronto "Globe." At the general election in 1874, following the downfall of the Macdonald government, Mr. Dymond was elected to the Dominion parliament for North York, and represented it until his defeat in 1878. in 1880 he was appointed the executive officer of the Ontario agricultural commission, and prepared its report (5 vols., 1881). In April 1881, he was appointed by the Ontario government principal of the institution for the education of the blind at Brantford, an office which he now (1887) holds. He is the author of a work opposing capital punishment, "The Law on its Trial" (London, 1865).
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