COLLIER, Robert Hutcheson
COLLIER, Robert Hutcheson. (Dalkeith, Scotland, July 17, 1842-Dubuque, IA, Mar. 19, 1896). Collier settled in Dubuque as manager of the Northwest Department of LAFLIN AND RAND POWDER COMPANY, a dealer in blasting powder. He served in the position from 1878 until his death.
Collier was a director of FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF DUBUQUE and the NOVELTY IRON WORKS. He was vice-president and director of the NORWEGIAN PLOW COMPANY. His son, James Currie COLLIER, became one of the city's most important lumbermen.