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David DICKSON

(1836)

DICKSON, David, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Georgia, birth date unknown; moved to Mississippi; studied medicine and practiced extensively in Pike County; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1817; brigadier general of militia in 1818; member of the Mississippi state senate, 1820 and 1821; Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, 1821; postmaster of Jackson, Miss., 1822; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Mississippi, 1823; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1832 and was an unsuccessful candidate for president of the convention; secretary of the State senate in 1833; secretary of state, 1835; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-July 31, 1836); died on July 31, 1836, in Hot Springs, Ark.

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

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