Edward F. Dickinson
|Edward Fenwick Dickinson|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
|Preceded by||Ralph P. Buckland|
|Succeeded by||Charles Foster|
January 21, 1829|
|Died||August 25, 1891
|Resting place||Oakwood Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Xavier University|
|Unit||8th Ohio Infantry|
Born in Fremont, Ohio,the son of Rodolphus Dickinson and Marguerite Beaugrand Dickinson, Dickinson attended the public schools. He graduated from St. Xavier College, Cincinnati, Ohio, where he had studied law. After he was admitted to the bar, he commenced practice in Fremont, Ohio. Dickinson served as prosecuting attorney of Sandusky County, Ohio from 1852 until his resignation two years later.
On 1852 he married Henrietta R. Mitchner. They had three children.
During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army as a lieutenant. Later, he was promoted to captain and served as regimental quartermaster of Company G, Eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. When the war ended, Dickinson became a probate judge of Sandusky County from 1866 until 1869.
Dickinson was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871). However, he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870. Because of this, he resumed the practice of his profession.
Dickinson was elected mayor of Fremont in 1871, 1873 and 1875. He again served as probate judge of Sandusky County from 1877 to 1879 and from 1885 until his death. He died in Fremont, Ohio in 1891 and was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.
- Meek, Basil, ed. (1909). Twentieth Century History of Sandusky County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co. pp. 185, 186.
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