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William Harrison DIMMICK

(1815-1861)

DIMMICK, William Harrison, (brother of Milo Melankthon Dimmick), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Milford, Wayne (now Pike) County, Pa., December 20, 1815; attended private schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Bethany, Pa.; moved to Honesdale, Pa., in 1842 and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Wayne County in 1836 and 1837; member of the State senate 1845-1847; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); resumed the practice of law; died in Honesdale, Wayne County, Pa., August 2, 1861; interment in Glen Dyberry Cemetery.

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

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