James Dunsmuir

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James Dunsmuir (July 8, 1851 – June 6, 1920) was a Canadian industrialist and politician in British Columbia.wikipedia
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Robert Dunsmuir

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Son of Robert Dunsmuir, he was heir to his family's coal fortune.
Eight days later, on July 8, 1851, Joan Dunsmuir gave birth to their third child, James Dunsmuir.

Hatley Park National Historic Site

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He retired in 1909 and lived out his remaining years at the baronial mansion that he had constructed at Hatley Park.
In 1906, B.C.'s Lieutenant Governor, James Dunsmuir, who was of Scottish descent, purchased the property.

Ladysmith, British Columbia

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Dunsmuir founded the town of Ladysmith, British Columbia.
James Dunsmuir founded Ladysmith about 1898, a year after he built shipping wharves for loading coal at Oyster Harbour (now Ladysmith Harbour) from the mine at Extension, nearer Nanaimo.

Victoria, British Columbia

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He is interred in the Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria, British Columbia.
His son James Dunsmuir became Premier and subsequently Lieutenant Governor of the province and built his own grand residence at Hatley Park (used for several decades as Royal Roads Military College, now civilian Royal Roads University) in the present City of Colwood.

List of lieutenant governors of British Columbia

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In 1906, he became the province's [[List of lieutenant governors of British Columbia#Lieutenant Governors of British Columbia, 1871-present|eighth]] Lieutenant Governor.

Ross Bay Cemetery

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He is interred in the Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria, British Columbia.

Richard McBride

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McBride was first elected to the provincial legislature in the 1898 election, and served in the cabinet of James Dunsmuir from 1900 to 1901.

Dola Dunsmuir

His last child, Dola Dunsmuir, married Lieutenant-Commander Henry Cavendish and was rumored to be Tallulah Bankhead's lover.
Dola Frances Dunsmuir was born on September 25, 1903, the youngest daughter of James Dunsmuir, British Columbian industrialist and politician, and Laura Miller Surles.

List of premiers of British Columbia

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Dunsmuir entered provincial politics in 1898, winning a seat in the provincial legislature, and he became the 14th Premier in 1900.

Edward Molyneux

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One of his daughters, Jessie Muriel, married, as her first husband, the couturier Edward Molyneux.
James Dunsmuir, Premier of British Columbia.

Thomas Robert McInnes

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McInnes made another controversial choice, asking James Dunsmuir the heir of a powerful business family, to become Premier.

British Columbia

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James Dunsmuir (July 8, 1851 – June 6, 1920) was a Canadian industrialist and politician in British Columbia.

Premier of British Columbia

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Dunsmuir entered provincial politics in 1898, winning a seat in the provincial legislature, and he became the 14th Premier in 1900. He served as the Premier of British Columbia from 1900 to 1902 and the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia from 1906 to 1909.

Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

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In 1906, he became the province's [[List of lieutenant governors of British Columbia#Lieutenant Governors of British Columbia, 1871-present|eighth]] Lieutenant Governor. He served as the Premier of British Columbia from 1900 to 1902 and the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia from 1906 to 1909.

Labour movement

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The Dunsmuir family dominated the province's economy in the late nineteenth century and was a leading force in opposing organized labour.

Southern Railway of Vancouver Island

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In 1905, he sold his Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway to the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Canadian Pacific Railway

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In 1905, he sold his Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway to the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Legislature

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Dunsmuir entered provincial politics in 1898, winning a seat in the provincial legislature, and he became the 14th Premier in 1900.

Immigration

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His government attempted to resist popular pressure to curtail Asian labour and immigration, not for humanitarian reasons, but to ensure a cheap labour pool for business.

Haute couture

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One of his daughters, Jessie Muriel, married, as her first husband, the couturier Edward Molyneux.