John Dickson (New York politician)

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John Dickson (June 1, 1783 – February 22, 1852) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Early years[edit]

Born in Keene, New Hampshire, Dickson was graduated from Middlebury College of Vermont in 1808. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1812 and commenced practice in West Bloomfield, New York.


He served as member of the State assembly in 1829 and 1830.

Dickson was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1835). He served as chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-third Congress).

Personal life[edit]

He resumed the practice of law in West Bloomfield, New York, where he died February 22, 1852. He was interred in Pioneer Cemetery. His home at West Bloomfield, known as the John and Mary Dickson House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jehiel H. Halsey and Robert S. Rose (in a two-seat district)
'Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1835
Served alongside:
William Babcock (until March 4, 1833, in a two-seat district)'
Succeeded by
Francis Granger

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website