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David Catchings Dickson

Born: Feb 25, 1818

Death: Jun 5, 1880

Birthplace: Pike County

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

David Catchings Dickson

Date of Birth : Feb 25, 1818
Date of Death : Jun 5, 1880
Birth Place : Pike County

David Catchings Dickson was an American politician and physician in early Texas who served as the ninth Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives and as the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Texas. He was also a State Senator and unsuccessfully ran for governor of Texas. Dickson was born 25 February 1818 in Pike County, Mississippi. In 1830, Dickson’s family moved to Georgetown in Copiah County, where he later married Sophronia L. Magee. Dickson attended medical school in Lexington, Kentucky, and after graduating in 1841, moved, as part of a large group, to the Montgomery County, Texas, community of Anderson. Dickson served as a surgeon for the Army of the Republic of Texas. He served as a Justice of the Peace for Montgomery County beginning in 1845. Sometime before 1850, Dickson had remarried, to the former Nancy Ann E. Magee. Dickson served in the House of Representatives in the First, Third, and Fourth Texas Legislatures. In the Fourth Legislature, Dickson was elected Speaker of the House, defeating fellow representative Hardin Richard Runnels 30 votes to 27 on the tenth ballot.


  • Politician
  • Physician

Also known as

  • Dr. David Catchings Dickson
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