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Philemon Dickerson

  • Birth 26 Jun 1788 Succasunna, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 10 Dec 1862 Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Section 10, Lot 23
  • Memorial ID 4826

New Jersey Governor, U.S. Congressman. Born in Succasunna, New Jersey, his brother was New Jersey Governor Mahlon Dickerson. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1808, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1813 and commenced to practice law in Paterson, New Jersey. He was New Jersey counselor in 1817 and a member of the New Jersey State General Assembly, (1821-22). In 1833, he was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses, serving until 1836, when he resigned to accept an appointment from the legislature to be the 18th New Jersey Governor. He served as Governor, (1836-37) and was again elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress, serving (1839-41). After his term he was appointed judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and served until his death at age 74 in Paterson, New Jersey.

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  • Added: 21 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4826
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Philemon Dickerson (26 Jun 1788–10 Dec 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4826, citing Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .