William Harrison Dimmick

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William H. Dimmick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861
Preceded byAsa Packer
Succeeded byPhilip Johnson
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 10th district
In office
Preceded byJohn S. Gibbons
Succeeded byFarris B. Streeter
Personal details
Born(1815-12-20)December 20, 1815
Milford, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 2, 1861(1861-08-02) (aged 45)
Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic

William Harrison Dimmick (December 20, 1815 – August 2, 1861) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district from 1857 to 1861.


William H. Dimmick (brother of Milo Melankthon Dimmick) was born in Milford, Pennsylvania, the son of Dan Dimmick, a lawyer and Jane, daughter of Jacobus Josephus Aerts, also known as Dr. Francis J. Smith. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Bethany, Pennsylvania. He moved to Honesdale, Pennsylvania, in 1842 and continued the practice of law. He served as prosecuting attorney of Wayne County, Pennsylvania, in 1836 and 1837. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 10th district from 1845 to 1846.[1]

Dimmick was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses. He resumed the practice of law and died in Honesdale in 1861. Interment in Glen Dyberry Cemetery.

Dimmick's law partner was his younger cousin Samuel E. Dimmick, whom he trained in law. The two cousins ran as opponents in the 1856 election.


  1. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - William Harrison Dimmick Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 17 March 2019.


Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
John S. Gibbons
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 10th district
Succeeded by
Farris B. Streeter
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Asa Packer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Philip Johnson