Charles Heber Dickerman

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Charles H. Dickerman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
Preceded by Elias Deemer
Succeeded by Edmund W. Samuel
Personal details
Born (1843-02-03)February 3, 1843
Harford, Pennsylvania
Died December 17, 1915(1915-12-17) (aged 72)
Milton, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Harford University

Charles Heber Dickerman (February 3, 1843 – December 17, 1915) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Charles H. Dickerman was born in Harford, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools of his native village and graduated from Harford University in Harford in 1860.

Working life[edit]

He taught school for several years. He studied law, but before qualifying for admission to the bar became bookkeeper for a large coal company at Beaver Meadow, Pennsylvania. He was interested in the coal commission business and slate quarrying in 1868 at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He served as secretary and treasurer of a concern engaged in the manufacture of railroad equipment at Milton, Pennsylvania, from 1880 to 1899. He was interested in banking at Mauch Chunk, Sunbury, and Bethlehem, and in 1897 became president of the First National Bank at Milton, in which capacity he served until his death.

Political activities[edit]

Dickerman was chairman of the Northumberland County Democratic committee for three years. He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1891, and to the 1892 Democratic National Convention.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904. He was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as a delegate to the Brussels Peace Congress in 1905.

He died in Milton in 1915. Interment in Milton Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elias Deemer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Edmund W. Samuel