|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 6th district
March 4, 1847 – March 20, 1849
|Preceded by||Henry St. John|
|Succeeded by||Amos E. Wood|
|Born||December 28, 1797|
|Died||March 20, 1849 (aged 51)|
|Resting place||Oakwood Cemetery (Fremont, Ohio)|
|Alma mater||Williams 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. 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.
- Meek, Basil, ed. (1909). Twentieth Century History of Sandusky County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co. p. 182.
- United States Congress. "Rodolphus Dickinson (id: D000325)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Henry St. John
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district
Amos E. Wood