DICKERMAN, Charles Heber, (1843 - 1915)


Campaign button, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

DICKERMAN, Charles Heber, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Harford, Susquehanna County, Pa., February 3, 1843; attended the public schools of his native village and was graduated from Harford University, Harford, Pa., in 1860; taught school for several years; studied law, but before qualifying for admission to the bar became bookkeeper for a large coal company at Beaver Meadow, Pa.; interested in the coal commission business and slate quarrying in 1868 at Bethlehem, Pa.; secretary and treasurer of a concern engaged in the manufacture of railroad equipment at Milton, Pa., 1880-1899; chairman of Northumberland County Democratic committee for three years; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1891; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892; interested in banking at Mauch Chunk, Sunbury, and Bethlehem, and in 1897 became president of the First National Bank at Milton, in which capacity he served until his death; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904; appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt a delegate to the Brussels Peace Congress in 1905; again engaged in banking; died in Milton, Pa., December 17, 1915; interment in Milton Cemetery.