The Hon.

Arthur Rupert Dickey
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cumberland
In office
1887–1896
Preceded byCharles Tupper
Succeeded byHance James Logan
Personal details
Born(1854-08-18)August 18, 1854
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
DiedJuly 3, 1900(1900-07-03) (aged 45)
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
Political partyConservative
CabinetSecretary of State of Canada (1894–1895)
Minister of Militia and Defence (1895–1896)
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (1896)

Arthur Rupert Dickey, PC (August 18, 1854 – July 3, 1900) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, the son of Robert Barry Dickey, he was a lawyer before being elected to the House of Commons of Canada in an 1888 by-election in the riding of Cumberland after Charles Tupper was named High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1891 and 1896. He was Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Minister of Militia and Defence, and Secretary of State of Canada.

He died by drowning at Amherst, Nova Scotia on July 3, 1900.[1]

Electoral record

By-election on 13 July 1888

On Mr. Tupper being named High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom, 23 May 1888

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Arthur Rupert Dickey 2,491
Unknown C.R. Casey 1,727
By-election on 26 December 1888

On election being declared void

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Arthur Rupert Dickey 2,479
Unknown Elderkin 1,431
1891 Canadian federal election: Cumberland
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Arthur Rupert Dickey 2,935
Liberal D.S. Howard 2,095
Unknown C.R. Casey 303
By-election on 30 January 1892

On Mr. Dickey being unseated, 22 December 1891

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Arthur Rupert Dickey acclaimed
By-election on 15 January 1895

On Mr. Dickey being named Secretary of State for Canada, 21 December 1894

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Arthur Rupert Dickey acclaimed
1896 Canadian federal election: Cumberland
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hance James Logan 3,462
Conservative Arthur Rupert Dickey 3,307

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