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Rodolphus DICKINSON

(1797-1849)

DICKINSON, Rodolphus, a Representative from Ohio; born in Hatfield, Mass., December 28, 1797; attended the public schools and Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., 1818-1821; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Tiffin, Ohio; appointed prosecuting attorney for Seneca County in 1824, for Williams County in 1826, and for Sandusky County in 1827; moved to Lower Sandusky, Ohio, in 1826; served as a member of the Board of Public Works of Ohio 1836-1845; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1847, until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 20, 1849; interment in Washington, D.C.; reinterment in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio.

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

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