Henry L. Dickey

Henry Luther Dickey ( born October 29, 1832 in South Salem, Ross County, Ohio; † May 23, 1910 in Greenfield, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1877 and 1881 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1836 Henry Dickey moved with his parents to Washington Court House in Fayette County. Eleven years later, in 1847, he came to Greenfield, where he attended the Greenfield Academy. After that, he was a civil engineer. In this capacity, he directed the construction of the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad in Vinton County. In 1855 he continued in this capacity. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started in first in Chillicothe and then to work in Greenfield in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1861 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1868-1869 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1876 Dickey was in the seventh election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Lawrence T. Neal on March 4, 1877. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1881 two legislative sessions. Since 1879 he represented there as a successor of Henry S. Neal the twelfth district of his state. In 1880 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Henry Dickey practiced as a lawyer again. Since 1877 he was also admitted to the Supreme Court. He was also president of the Commercial Bank of Greenfield. He died on 23 May 1910 in Greenfield, where he was also buried.