Dickey, John (US Representative)

Born: 1794-06-23 Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Died: 1853-03-14 Beaver, Pennsylvania

After completing his preparatory studies, Dickey was appointed postmaster of Old Brighton, Pennsylvania, serving in that position from 1818 to 1821. He served as sheriff from 1824 to 1827. Dickey won election to the Pennsylvania Senate in 1835 and 1837. He won election, as a Whig, to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1843 to 1845. In 1847, he won election again to the House, serving alongside Abraham Lincoln. After his term ended in 1849, Dickey earned appointment as U.S. marshal for the western district of Pennsylvania, holding that position from 1852 to his death.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 939-40; Gravestone, Old Cemetery, Beaver, PA.