Henry Robert Emmerson (1853-1914), was a New Brunswick lawyer, businessman, politician, and philanthropist. He was educated at Amherst Academy, Mount Allison Academy, St. Joseph’s College, and Acadia College, and earned a law degree from Boston University. He ran a lucrative law practice and was heavily involved in local business.
Emmerson was involved in wool clothing manufacturing, was a director of the Maritime Baptist Publishing Company Limited, president of the New Brunswick Petroleum Company Limited, the Acadia Coal and Coke Company, and the Sterling Coal Company. He was also a director of the Record Foundry and Machine Company. In 1897, he became the ninth Premier of New Brunswick.