Edinburgh, Scotland. Thomas Dickson was born in Lauder, Scotland on March 26, 1822. He died in Morristown, New Jersey, USA, on July 31, 1884. Dickson and his family immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1835. By 1838, Dickson's family moved to Carbondale, Pennsylvania, where Thomas enrolled in school. In 1860, Dickson began working for Delaware and Hudson Canal Company as the superintendent of coal. He quickly rose through the ranks and in 1869, Dickson became president of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad. He remained in the position until his death in 1884.
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