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Jesse Column DICKEY

(1808-1890)

DICKEY, Jesse Column, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa., February 27, 1808; moved with his parents to New London, Chester County, in 1812; attended the common schools, and was graduated from New London Academy; began teaching school at Hopewell Academy in 1828; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1842-1845; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851), unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-second Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; quartermaster and later paymaster in the United States Army during the Civil War; continued agricultural pursuits; died in New London, Pa., February 19, 1890; interment in Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

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