|Member of the Canadian Parliament |
|Preceded by||Thomas Coffin|
|Succeeded by||John Wimburne Laurie|
|Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Shelburne|
|Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly|
February 13, 1902 –April 19, 1902
|Preceded by||Frederick Andrew Laurence|
|Succeeded by||Frederick Andrew Laurence|
|Born||September 13, 1852|
Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia
|Died||April 19, 1902 49) (aged|
Dell Rapids, South Dakota
|Nova Scotia Liberal Party|
|Children|| Wishart McLea Robertson |
Robert Burnley Hume Robertson
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Born in Barrington, Nova Scotia, the son of Robert Robertson and Sarah Richan, he worked in the provincial Department of Public Works and Mines and in the office of the provincial secretary as well as in the immigration branch of the federal Department of Agriculture. In 1884, he married Josephine Hume Allan. Robertson was president of the Barrington and Cape Island Steam Ferry Company and of the Coast Railway Company, nicknamed "Tom Robertson's Wheelbarrow Railway" and later taken over by the Canadian Northern Railway. He established a newspaper, the Cape Sable Advertiser, which operated from 1886 to 1890.
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Robertson died in Dell Rapids, South Dakota at the age of 49 while attempting to recover from an illness.
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