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William Alexander Dickson

William Alexander Dickson, American congressman. member Mississippi House of Representatives, 1888-1892; member 61st and 62d Congresses (1909-1913), 7th Mississippi District Trustee Agricultural and Mech. College of Mississippi, Edward Maghee College, Woodville, Mississippi; Mason, Knights of Pythias.

Background

  • Dickson, William Alexander was born on July 20, 1861 in Centreville, Mississippi, United States. Son of Nolan and Annie (Winnans) Dickson.

  • Education

    • Educated Pleasant Grove School, Centenary College, Jackson, Louisiana, and Vanderbilt University (left in senior year on account of ill health).

    Career

    • Farmer; member Mississippi House of Representatives, 1888-1892. Democratic presidential elector, 1904. Member 61st and 62d Congresses (1909-1913), 7th Mississippi District Trustee Agricultural and Mech.

      College of Mississippi, Edward Maghee College, Woodville, Mississippi.

    Politics

    The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

    Religion

    It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Bible is the primary source of theology and doctrine, with three others being tradition, reason and experience.

    Membership

    Member Mississippi House of Representatives, 1888-1892. Member 61st and 62d Congresses (1909-1913), 7th Mississippi District Trustee Agricultural and Mech. College of Mississippi, Edward Maghee College, Woodville, Mississippi.

    Mason, Knights of Pythias.

    Connections

    • Married Lucy Bailey Hampton of Hampton Station, Tennessee, December 12, 1888.
    • father: Nolan Dickson
    • mother: Annie (Winnans) Dickson
    • spouse: Lucy Bailey Hampton of Hampton Station
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