Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Dickinson, Daniel Stevens

Dickinson, Daniel Stevens, a Senator from New York; born in Goshen, Conn., September 11, 1800; moved with his parents to Guilford, Chenango County, N.Y., in 1806; attended the common schools; was apprenticed to a clothier or cloth dresser, and while so engaged studied Latin, mathematics, and some of the sciences; taught school for several years, and subsequently engaged in land surveying; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Guilford, N.Y.; appointed postmaster of Guilford on August 20, 1827, and served until February 3, 1832, when he moved to Binghamton, N.Y.; first president of Binghamton in 1834; delegate to the DemocraticNational Convention at Baltimore in 1835; member of the State senate 1837-1840; Lieutenant Governor and ex officio president of the senate and president of the court of errors 1842-1844; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore in 1844; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Polk and Dallas in 1844; appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Nathaniel P. Tallmadge; reelected in 1845 and served from November 30, 1844, to March 3, 1851; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore in 1848 and 1852; appointed collector of the port of New York, but declined the position; elected attorney general of the State in 1861; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Baltimore in 1864; appointed on June 27, 1864, United States commissioner for the final settlement of the Hudson Bay and Puget Sound Agricultural Cos.’ claims; appointed by President Lincoln on April 10, 1865, United States attorney for the southern district of New York and served until his death in New York City on April 12, 1866; interment in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Dickinson, Daniel Stevens," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1083 1084. Original Sources, accessed April 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9UPQFGSDUNDY42.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Dickinson, Daniel Stevens." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1083, page 1084. Original Sources. 21 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9UPQFGSDUNDY42.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Dickinson, Daniel Stevens' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1083, pp.1084. Original Sources, retrieved 21 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9UPQFGSDUNDY42.