DICKEY, John, (1794 - 1853)


DICKEY, John, (father of Oliver James Dickey), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., June 23, 1794; completed preparatory studies; appointed postmaster of Old Brighton, Pa., on April 11, 1818, and served until May 17, 1821; served as sheriff 1824-1827; member of the State senate in 1835 and 1837; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); elected to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); appointed United States marshal for the western district of Pennsylvania on January 22, 1852; died in Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, on March 14, 1853; interment in the Old Cemetery.