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William Alexander Dickson

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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.

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.

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.

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