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W. W. (William Worth) DICKERSON

(1851-1923)

DICKERSON, W. W. (William Worth), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Sherman, Grant County, Ky., November 29, 1851; attended the public schools and the private academy of N.M. Lloyd in Crittenden, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice in Williamstown, Ky.; prosecuting attorney of Grant County 1872-1876; member of the State house of representatives 1885-1887; served in the State senate 1887-1891; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John G. Carlisle; reelected to the Fifty-second Congress and served from June 21, 1890, to March 3, 1893; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed the practice of law in Williamstown, Grant County, Ky.; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1902 and continued the practice of his profession until his death January 31, 1923; remains were cremated and the ashes interred in the City Cemetery, Williamstown, Ky.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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