Oliver J. Dickey

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"(April 6, 1823 -- April 21, 1876) Oliver James Dickey was a(n) lawyer, public servant, soldier, and American politician. He was born in Old Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Oliver studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He was a district attorney of Lancaster County (1856 - 1859) and delegate to the state constitutional convention at Harrisburg (1873). Dickey served as a lieutenant colonel, during the Civil War, in the 10th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. Oliver was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by Thaddeus Stevens' death, and was elected to the 41st and 42nd Congress (December 7, 1868 - March 3, 1873). Oliver was not reelected in 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=D000315]"

Member of Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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