David Dickson (politician)

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David Dickson (March 22, 1794 – July 31, 1836) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.


Born in Georgia, United States, Dickson moved to Mississippi. He studied medicine and practiced extensively in Pike County. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1817. Brigadier general of militia in 1818. He served as member of the Mississippi Senate, 1820 and 1821. the third Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, 1821-1824 serving under Governor Walter Leake. Postmaster of Jackson, Mississippi, 1822. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Mississippi, 1823. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1832 and was an unsuccessful candidate for president of the convention. Secretary of the State senate in 1833. Secretary of state, 1835.

Dickson was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835 – July 31, 1836). He died on July 31, 1836, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

Political offices
Preceded by
James Patton
Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
Succeeded by
Gerard Brandon
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harry Cage
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1835 – July 31, 1836
Succeeded by
Samuel J. Gholson