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Jesse Column (correct spelling: Collom) Dickey (February 27, 1808 – February 9, 1891) was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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Jesse C. Dickey was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He moved with his parents to New London, Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1812. He graduated from New London Academy and began teaching school at Hopewell Academy in 1828. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Dickey was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1842 to 1845. He elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-second Congress. He served as quartermaster and later paymaster in the United States Army during the American Civil War.

On December 11, 1834, He married Margaret J. Dickey, the daughter of Col. David Dickey of Hopewell Cotton Mill, near Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania. They had nine children. He died in New London in 1891. Interment in New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

image source: History of Chester County, Pennsylvania by Futhey and Cope

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