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William Alexander DICKSON

(1861-1940)

DICKSON, William Alexander, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Centreville, Wilkinson County, Miss., July 20, 1861; attended private and public schools, Pleasant Grove School, Centenary College, Jackson, La., and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law but did not practice; supervisor 1886-1888; member of the State house of representatives 1887-1893; school commissioner of Wilkinson County; member of the board of trustees of the Agricultural and Mechanical College, Starkville, Miss., and of Edward Magehee College, Woodville, Miss., for five years; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913); engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected supervisor of the third district of Wilkinson County and superintendent of its highways in 1927; died in Centreville, Miss., February 25, 1940; interment in Oaklawn Cemetery.

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

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