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Rodolphus Dickinson

Rodolphus Dickinson (December 28, 1797 – March 20, 1849) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, father of Edward F. Dickinson.

Rodolphus Dickinson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 20, 1849
Preceded byHenry St. John
Succeeded byAmos E. Wood
Personal details
Born(1797-12-28)December 28, 1797
Hatfield, Massachusetts
DiedMarch 20, 1849(1849-03-20) (aged 51)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeOakwood Cemetery (Fremont, Ohio)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Marguerite Beaugrand
Alma materWilliams College

Born in Hatfield, Massachusetts, Dickinson attended the public schools and Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts from 1818 to 1821. He studied law with Gustavus Swan of Columbus, Ohio.[1] He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Tiffin, Ohio. He was appointed prosecuting attorney for Seneca County in 1824, for Williams County in 1826, and for Sandusky County in 1827. He moved to Lower Sandusky, Ohio, in 1826. He served as a member of the Board of Public Works of Ohio 1836–1845.

Dickinson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1847, until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 20, 1849. He was interred in Washington, D.C.. He was reinterred in Oakwood Cemetery (Fremont, Ohio). His wife was Marguerite Beaugrand from Lower Sandusky.[1]

Marguerite Beaugrand married Rodolphus Dickinson

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  1. ^ a b Meek, Basil, ed. (1909). Twentieth Century History of Sandusky County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co. p. 182.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry St. John
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Amos E. Wood