Samuel Bernard Dick

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Samuel B. Dick
Samuel Bernard Dick - Brady-Handy.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 26th district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Preceded by John M. Thompson
Succeeded by Samuel H. Miller
Personal details
Born (1836-10-26)October 26, 1836
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Died May 10, 1907(1907-05-10) (aged 70)
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Alma mater Allegheny College

Samuel Bernard Dick (October 26, 1836 – May 10, 1907) was an American politician who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania from 1879 to 1881.


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.[1]

During the war, Dick served as captain of Company F, 9th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment.[2] He was severely wounded at the Battle of Dranesville, on December 20, 1861, and commanded the regiment at the Battle of Antietam. 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.[3] 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.[3]) 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.[4]


  1. ^ "Dick, Samuel Bernard, (1836-1907)". Retrieved 20 June 2018. 
  2. ^ Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart (1865). History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps. Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr & Co. p. 86. Retrieved 20 June 2018. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Samuel Bernard Dick (1836-1907)". Retrieved 20 June 2018. 

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U.S. 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