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Erskine Henry Bronson
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Erskine Henry Bronson (September 12, 1844 – October 19, 1920) was an American-born Canadian businessman and political figure. He represented the City of Ottawa in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1886 to 1898.

He was born in Bolton, New York in 1844, the son of Henry Franklin Bronson, and came to Bytown with his family in 1853. Bronson was educated in Ottawa and New York. He became a partner in the Bronsons and Weston Lumber Company in 1867 and took control of the company when his father died in 1889. He was a director of the Ottawa Electric Company, the predecessor to Hydro Ottawa, and president of the Ottawa Power Company. He served on Ottawa City Council from 1871 to 1877 and was a minister without portfolio in the provincial cabinet from 1889 to 1898. He was also a public school board trustee for 18 years. Bronson retired from business in 1910.

He died at Ottawa in 1920. He is buried in Beechwood Cemetery.

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