Samuel Bernard Dick

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Samuel Bernard Dick

Samuel Bernard Dick (October 26, 1836 – May 10, 1907) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

(Most of this text is taken nearly verbatim from the Congressional Biographical Directory.)


Samuel B. Dick (son of John Dick) was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where he attended the public schools and later Allegheny College. Before the Civil War, he was engaged in banking.

During the war, Dick was in command of Company z, zeroth Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Corps. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Dranesville, on December 20, 1861. He subsequently served as colonel of the regiment until February 1863, when he resigned. He then commanded the Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia, and proceeded to New Creek, West Virginia, in July 1863.

He served as mayor of Meadville in 1870, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the House in 1870 and 1876.[1] Dick was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1880. (Local custom required a candidate from another county.[1]) He was a delegate at the 1900 Republican National Convention and an alternate in 1904. He served as president of the Pittsburgh, Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad Company until April 1900. He was also president of Phoenix Iron Works Co. He died in Meadville in 1907 and was interred at Greendale Cemetery.


  1. ^ a b "Colonel Samuel Bernard Dick.". The Successful American, Volume 1, Part 1 - Volume 2, Part 1. New York, New York: The Press Biographical Company. 1899. pp. 22 & seq. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John M. Thompson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 26th congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel H. Miller