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Henry Luther DICKEY

(1832-1910)

DICKEY, Henry Luther, a Representative from Ohio; born in South Salem, Ross County, Ohio, October 29, 1832; moved with his parents to Washington Court House, Ohio, in 1836; moved to Greenfield, Ohio, in 1847; attended Greenfield Academy; pursued the vocation of civil engineer, and in that capacity had charge of the construction of the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad in Vinton County, Ohio; resigned in 1855; studied law; was admitted to the bar at Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1857; was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1859; commenced practice in Greenfield; member of the State house of representatives in 1861; served in the State senate in 1868 and 1869; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; resumed the practice of law; was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1877; president of the Commercial Bank of Greenfield; died in Greenfield, Ohio, on May 23, 1910; interment in Greenfield Cemetery.

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

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