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DICKSON, William



DICKSON, William, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Duplin County, N.C., May 5, 1770; educated at Grove Academy, Kenansville, N.C.; moved with his parents to Tennessee in 1795; studied medicine and practiced in Nashville for many years; member of the State house of representatives 1799-1803 and served as speaker; elected as a Republican to the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1807); trustee of the University of Nashville 1806-1816; died in Nashville, Tenn., in February 1816; interment in a rural cemetery near Nashville.

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