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Charles Hall Dillon

Born: Dec 18, 1853

Death: Sep 15, 1929

Birthplace: Jasper

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Charles Hall Dillon

Date of Birth : Dec 18, 1853
Date of Death : Sep 15, 1929
Birth Place : Jasper

Charles Hall Dillon was a member of the United States House of Representatives from South Dakota. He later served on the South Dakota Supreme Court. He was born near Jasper, Indiana in 1853. He attended the public schools, and received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1854, with a graduate law degree two years later from the same institution. He started his career as an attorney in Jasper, later moving to Marion, Iowa in 1881, to Mitchell, Dakota Territory, in 1882, and to Yankton, South Dakota in 1884. He was first elected to the South Dakota State Senate in 1903, serving through 1911. He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1900 and 1908. In 1913, he won election to the United States House of Representatives, remaining in that capacity through 1918, when he chose to retire from the Congress. On April 5, 1917, he was one of 50 representatives who voted against declaring war on Germany. He returned to Yankton, moving in 1922 to Vermillion, South Dakota, after being made an associate justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court. He went on to seek election to the United States Senate, and retired from active political life in 1926.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Also known as

  • Charles H. Dillon
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