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MEN OV CANA nA.   445

RICHARD J. C. DAWSON, Post-
master, London, Out., was born
on the 3rd of October, 1835,
at Bathurst, N.B. His education was
received at a Grammar School in New
Brunswick. He came to London with
his parents in the year i851. In 1852
he was appointed junior clerk in the
London Post Office, there being only
four employees in the office at that time.
In 186o he was appointed Assistant
Postmaster until March, 1881, when
lie was appointed Acting Postmaster.
In June of the same year, after a
period of twenty-nine years of faithful
service as a subordinate, he was ap-

pointed to the highly responsible office of Postmaster, which he still holds. Mr. Dawson is a member of Queen's Avenue Methodist Church, and has held nearly every office in the gift of the Church for which laymen are eligible, including membership in the General Conference. He is a member of the A.F. cC A.M., I.O.O.F. and A.O.LT.W. Mr. Dawson is an efficient officer, a prominent citizen of London, and is much respected by the general public. He was married on the 3rd of October, 186o, to hiss Jane E. Deacon. His family consists of three children—one son and two daughters.

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