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Edward Dickinson

  • Birth 1 Jan 1803 Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 16 Jun 1874 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Lot 53, Grave C
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  • Memorial ID 7675339

U.S. Congressman. He attended Amherst Academy, graduated from Yale College in 1823, studied law at the law school of Northampton Law School Massachusetts, was admitted to the bar and proceeded to practice law in Amherst, Massachusetts, 1826. He was treasurer of Amherst College (1835-73), a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives (1838-39), served in the Massachusetts State Senate (1842-43) and a member of the Governor’s council, (1846-47). In 1853, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress, serving until 1855. Declining to be a candidate for reelection, he practiced law and was again elected a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives in 1873 and served until his death age 71. He also was the father of noted poet Emily Dickerson.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 11 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7675339
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Dickinson (1 Jan 1803–16 Jun 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7675339, citing West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .