William Dickson (1770 - 1816)

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Birthplace: Duplin Co, NC
Death: Died in Davidson Co, TN
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About William Dickson


. William Dickson (May 5, 1770 - February 21, 1816) was a United States politician and a United States Representative for Tennessee from 1801 to 1807.

Dickson was born in Duplin County, North Carolina on May 5, 1770 and was educated at Grove Academy in Kenansville. With his parents, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1795; studied medicine, then practiced as a physician. He married Polly Gray on August 19, 1802, in Nashville. They had three daughters and one son, Cornelia Ann Dickson, Indiana Dickson,Florida Dickson Baldwin and David Dickson. His second wife was Susannah Hickman. They had no children.[1] Career

Dickson entered politics becoming a member of the Tennessee state house of representatives from 1799 to 1803. He served as Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.[2]

Elected as a Republican, Dickson served as a U.S. representative for Tennessee for the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Congresses from March 4, 1801, to March 3, 1807.[3] He became a friend of President Andrew Jackson during that time. He was a trustee of the University of Nashville from 1806 to 1816. Death

Dickson died in Nashville on February 21, 1816 (age 45 years, 292 days). He is interred at a rural cemetery in Davidson County, Tennessee, near Nashville. Dickson County in Tennessee is named after him. A cousin of Molton Dickson, he was a member of the Freemasons


William Dickson, US Congress's Timeline

May 5, 1770
Duplin Co, NC
May 8, 1807
Age 37
Davidson Co, TN
Age 39
Davidson Co, TN
February 18, 1816
Age 45
Davidson Co, TN