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DICKEY, Robert Barry, Canadian jurist, born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, 10 November 1811. He studied law with Judge Stewart, of the vice-admiralty court, and was admitted to the bar in 1834. He was a judge and registrar of the probate court for many years, was a director of the Nova Scotia Electric Telegraph company, and was consular agent for the United States at Amherst, N. S., from 1848 till 1858. He was a delegate from the Nova Scotia government to Great Britain on the subject of the Intercolonial railway in 1858, and to the Quebec union conference in 1864, and a member of the legislative council of Nova Scotia in 1858'67, when he was called to the Dominion senate.
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