Dewdney, Edgar

DEWDNEY, Edgar, engineer, politician, lt gov 1892–97 (b 5 Nov 1835, Bideford, England; d 8 Aug 1916, Victoria). Trained as an engineer, he immigrated to BC in 1859 and got a job surveying the townsite for NEW WESTMINSTER. The following year he won a contract to build a road from HOPE eastward to WILD HORSE CRK, the so-called DEWDNEY TRAIL. His first foray into politics was in 1868, when he was elected to the legislative council. Following the union with Canada he was elected to the House of...

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