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Charles Hall DILLON

(1853-1929)

DILLON, Charles Hall, a Representative from South Dakota; born near Jasper, Dubois County, Ind., December 18, 1853; attended the public schools; was graduated from the academic department of Indiana University at Bloomington in 1874 and from its law department in 1876; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Jasper, Ind.; moved to Marion, Iowa, in 1881, to Mitchell, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota), in 1882 and to Yankton in 1894 and continued the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1900 and 1908; member of the State senate 1903-1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); was not a candidate for reelection in 1918; resumed the practice of law in Yankton; moved to Vermillion, S.Dak., in 1922, having been elected associate justice of the State supreme court, and served until November 15, 1926, when he resigned; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as United States Senator in 1924; retired in 1926; died in Vermillion, S.Dak., September 15, 1929; interment in Yankton Cemetery, Yankton, S.Dak.

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

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