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Milo Melankthon DIMMICK

(1811-1872)

DIMMICK, Milo Melankthon, (brother of William Harrison Dimmick), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Milford, Wayne (now Pike) County, Pa., October 30, 1811; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1834 and commenced practice in Stroudsburg, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for president judge of the twenty-second judicial district of Pennsylvania in 1853; moved to Mauch Chunk, Carbon County, Pa., in 1853 and continued the practice of law; also engaged in the banking business; died in Mauch Chunk, Pa., November 22, 1872; interment in Mauch Chunk Cemetery.

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

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