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COLLIER, Robert Hutcheson

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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 retirement in February 1895. (1)

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 prominent lumbermen. His grandson was Robert COLLIER II. (2)

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1. "Collier Resigns," Dubuque Daily Herald, February 28, 1895, p. 8

2. "R. H. Collier Dead at 69," The Telegraph-Herald, May 31, 1966, p. 1