Wells S. Dickinson
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.
Dickinson, North Dakota, was named after him.
- Life Sketches of Executive Officers and Members of the Legislature of the State of New York by William H. McElroy & Alexander McBride (1873; pg. 65ff) [e-book]
- Main Street, North Dakota in Vintage Postcards by Geneva Roth Olstad (Arcadia Publishing, 2000; pg. 27)
- Bio transcribed from Historical Sketches of Franklin County by Frederick J. Seaver (1918)