David W. Dickinson

David W. Dickinson ( born June 10, 1808 in Franklin, Tennessee, † April 27, 1845 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1845 he represented two times the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


David Dickinson was a nephew of William H. Murfree (1781-1827), who was sitting 1813-1817 for the state of North Carolina in Congress. He attended the common schools and then studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new profession.

Politically, Dickinson graduated first in the movement to Andrew Jackson and became a member of the founded this in 1828 the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1832 he was in the eighth constituency of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Cave Johnson on March 4, 1833. Until March 3, 1835, he was able to complete a term in Congress. These were determined by the discussions about the policy of President Jackson. It was about the controversial implementation of the Indian Removal Act, which Nullifikationskrise with the State of South Carolina and banking policy of the President.

Later, Dickinson joined the opposition Whig Party. In the 1842 elections he was appointed as their candidate in the Seventh District of the State of re-elected to Congress, where he became the successor of Robert L. Caruthers on 4 March 1843. Until March 3, 1845, he graduated from another legislative session, during which discussed a possible annexation since 1836 the independent Republic of Mexico Texas. At the last session of Congress Dickinson was for health Greens no longer participate. He died only a few weeks after the end of this legislature on the estate of his father near Murfreesboro. There he was buried in the family cemetery.