DICKINSON, David W., (nephew of William Hardy Murfree), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Franklin, Tenn., June 10, 1808; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); was unable to attend the last session of Congress on account of his failing health; died at "Grantland," his father's home, near Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., on April 27, 1845; interment in the family burying ground on the estate.

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External Research Collections

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Nashville, TN
Papers: In the Douglass-Maney Family Papers, 1805-1939, 250 items. Correspondents include David W. Dickinson. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.
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