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John Dickson (New York politician)

John Dickson (June 1, 1783 – February 22, 1852) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

John Dickson
Chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business
In office
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1835
Serving with William Babcock (1831-1833)
Preceded by
Succeeded byFrancis Granger
New York State Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born(1783-06-01)June 1, 1783
Keene, New Hampshire
DiedFebruary 22, 1852(1852-02-22) (aged 68)
West Bloomfield, New York
Resting placePioneer Cemetery
Political partyAnti-Masonic
EducationMiddlebury College


Early yearsEdit

Born in Keene, New Hampshire, Dickson graduated from Middlebury College of Vermont in 1808. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1812 and commenced practice in West Bloomfield, New York.


He served as member of the State assembly in 1829 and 1830.

Dickson was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1835). He served as chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-third Congress).

Personal lifeEdit

He resumed the practice of law in West Bloomfield, New York, where he died on February 22, 1852. He was interred in Pioneer Cemetery. His home at West Bloomfield, known as the John and Mary Dickson House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jehiel H. Halsey and Robert S. Rose (in a two-seat district)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1835
Served alongside: William Babcock (until March 4, 1833, in a two-seat district)
Succeeded by
Francis Granger

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