DICKSON, John, (1783 - 1852)


DICKSON, John, a Representative from New York; born in Keene, N.H., June 1, 1783; was graduated from Middlebury (Vt.) College in 1808; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1812 and commenced practice in West Bloomfield, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1829 and 1830; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1835); chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-third Congress); resumed the practice of law in West Bloomfield, Ontario County, N.Y., where he died February 22, 1852; interment in Pioneer Cemetery.