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Sir Adam Beck 1857-1925

Sir Adam Beck

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted April, 2012

Sir Adam Beck

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted April, 2012

Sir Adam Beck

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted April, 2012

Sir Adam Beck's Birthplace

Photo Source - Unknown

Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The City of London
Just inside the entrance doors at 1250 Dundas Street East
west of Highbury Avenue, currently the home of the
Thames Valley District School Board


Coordinates: N 42 59.780 W 81 12.393

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Plaque Text

Born at Baden, Ontario, Beck became a manufacturer in London which he represented in the Legislative Assembly (1902-19 and 1923-25). A member of the provincial cabinet (1905-14 and 1923-25) he presided in 1906 over the enactment of the law establishing the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission. From the creation of the Commission until his death at London he served as its chief administrative officer.



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Sir Adam Beck's Birthplace

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Sir Adam Beck School and the Summer of '36

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