Wells S. Dickinson

Wells Stoughton Dickinson (August 16, 1828 Bangor, Franklin County, New York – January 19, 1892 Malone, Franklin Co., NY) was an American merchant, manufacturer and politician from New York.

LifeEdit

He was the son of Joshua Dickinson. He attended the common schools and Franklin Academy, and eventually he became a merchant. In 1851, he married Thusa Fish. He manufactured potato starch, and owned sawmills and gristmills.

He was a Supervisor of the Town of Bangor in from 1857 to 1859, a member of the New York State Assembly (Franklin Co.) in 1860, a delegate to the 1864 Republican National Convention, and a member of the New York State Senate (17th D.) from 1872 to 1875, sitting in the 95th, 96th, 97th and 98th New York State Legislatures.

Afterwards, he was the agent of the Northern Pacific Railway in charge of marketing the company's lands and building towns in the Dakota Territory.

Dickinson, North Dakota, was named after him.

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New York State Assembly
Preceded by
Martin L. Parlin
New York State Assembly
Franklin County

1860
Succeeded by
William Andrus
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Abraham X. Parker
New York State Senate
17th District

1872–1875
Succeeded by
Darius A. Moore