William Harrison Dimmick

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William Harrison Dimmick (December 20, 1815 – August 2, 1861) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

William H. Dimmick (brother of Milo Melankthon Dimmick) was born in Milford, Pennsylvania, the son of Dan Dimmick, a lawyer and Jane, daughter of Jacobus Josephus Aerts, also known as Dr. Francis J. Smith. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Bethany, Pennsylvania. He moved to Honesdale, Pennsylvania, in 1842 and continued the practice of law. He served as prosecuting attorney of Wayne County, Pennsylvania, in 1836 and 1837. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1845 to 1847.

Dimmick was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses. He resumed the practice of law and died in Honesdale in 1861. Interment in Glen Dyberry Cemetery.

Dimmick's law partner was his younger cousin Samuel E. Dimmick, whom he trained in law. The two cousins ran as opponents in the 1856 election.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Asa Packer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

1857 - 1861
Succeeded by
Philip Johnson