Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853

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Mahlon Dickerson (April 17, 1770 - October 5, 1853) was an American judge and politician. He was elected Governor of New Jersey as well as United States Senator from that state. He was twice appointed Secretary of the Navy - under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin van Buren.

From the description of Document, May 26, 1837. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168849

Richard Dale was a naval officer.

From the guide to the Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 1780-1845, (American Philosophical Society)

Gov. of N.J.; Senator, Sec. of Navy.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to F.R. Hassler, 1826 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270531068

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Navy Department," to F.H. [sic] Hassler, 1838 May 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525533

U.S. secretary of the Navy, U.S. senator from New Jersey, and governor of New Jersey.

From the description of Mahlon Dickerson correspondence, 1825-1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423612

Governor of New Jersey, U.S. senator, and secretary of the navy.

From the description of Papers, 1779-1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28375400

Mahlon Dickerson, the son of Mary Coe (1752-1827) and Jonathan Dickerson (1747-1805), was born on April 17, 1770 in Hanover Neck, New Jersey. Although he was licensed as a lawyer in 1793, the following year he joined the force that journeyed into western Pennsylvania to stamp out the Whisky Rebellion. After this adventure, he returned to New Jersey and then Philadelphia where he practiced law and entered into local politics. He served as a New Jersey State Assemblyman, a New Jersey Supreme Court Justice, the Governor of New Jersey, a United States Senator, the Secretary of the Navy, and a U.S. District Judge for the State of New Jersey. After retiring from political life, Dickerson attended New Jersey's Constitutional Convention in 1844 and from 1846-1847 was President of the American Institute. In the late 1840s he finally retired from public life and spent his final days at Ferromonte. Mahlon Dickerson never married and died at his home on October 5, 1853.

Philemon Dickerson, the youngest son of Mary and Jonathan Dickerson, was born in Succasunna, New Jersey on June 6, 1788. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1808, was admitted to the bar in 1813, and opened a law office in Philadelphia. He relocated to Paterson, New Jersey soon after his marriage to Sydney Maria Stotesbury in 1816 and entered politics where he served as a New Jersey State Assemblyman, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Governor of New Jersey, and as a District Court Judge for New Jersey. Philemon and Sydney Dickerson had four children: John Henry, Mary, Edward Nicoll, and Philemon, Jr. Philemon Dickerson died in Paterson, New Jersey on December 10, 1862.

From the description of Mahlon Dickerson and Philemon Dickerson papers, 1774-1922 1830-1850. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 52293626

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referencedIn Silsbee, Nathaniel, 1773-1850. Nathaniel Silsbee papers, 1809-1844. Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of District Courts of the United States. 1685 - 2009. Bankruptcy Act of 1800 Commissioners' Commissions
creatorOf Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. Mahlon Dickerson correspondence, 1825-1850. Library of Congress
referencedIn Cope, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim), 1768-1854. Letterbooks, 1788-1853 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn United States. Navy Dept. Petition to Secretary of the Navy, 1835, September 25. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Roberts, Edmund, 1784-1836. Edmund Roberts papers, 1803-1905 (bulk 1832-1836). Library of Congress
referencedIn David Conner papers, 1816-1856 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Williamson, Isaac H. (Isaac Halsted), 1767-1844. Papers, 1817-1846 (inclusive). Rutgers University
creatorOf Madison, James, 1751-1836. James Madison letters to Frederick Beasley [manuscript] 1823-31. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Elisha Kent Kane Papers, Bulk, 1843-1857, 1810-1953 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843. Papers, 1810-1842. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Matthew Calbraith Perry correspondence, 1812-1878. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Pennsylvania. Governor. Appointment, 1808 July 22, of Mahlon Dickerson as recorder of the city of Philadelphia. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Morton, Marcus, 1784-1864. ALS : Taunton [Mass.], to Mahlon Dickerson, Washington, 1836 Oct. 28. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Elliott, Jesse D. (Jesse Duncan), 1782-1845. Papers, 1824-1839. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn John McKeon Letters, 1835-1846 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Kearny, Lawrence, 1789-1868. Letter : to Mahlon Dickerson / by Lawrence Kearny, 1838 Jan 18. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bayles, George, 1836-1901. Canfield-Dickerson families papers, 1738-1926. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849. [Letter] 1838 March 7 Washington City [to] M. Dickerson / James K. Polk. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895. Charles Gayarré letter to Mahlon Dickerson, 1835. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Cleveland, Jesse Franklin, 1804-1841. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Mahlon Dickerson, 1836 Jan. 21. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. Papers, 1779-1857. Rutgers University
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn M.F. Dickerson & Co. M.F. Dickerson & Co. records, 1816-1817. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Ely, Edwin A., 1836-1927,. Autograph collection, ca. 1663-1890. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe, 1845-1865 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Thomson, Jacob Stern, 1772-1831. Papers, 1765-1844. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Stevens family. Stevens family papers, 1663-1959. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to F.R. Hassler, 1826 May 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. Papers, 1780-1845. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Letters to Matthew Calbraith Perry from various correspondents, 1799-1945. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Rives, William C. (William Cabell), 1793-1868. Letter to Mahlon Dickerson [manuscript], 1834 August 13. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bogart, John A. Letter, 1838. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Letter, 1836. American Primers
referencedIn Allen, H. (Heman), 1777-1844. Papers, 1805-1848. [microform]. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. Letter : Navy Department, [Washington, D.C.], to James Barron, Philadelphia, 1836 Dec. 23. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Rives, William C. (William Cabell), 1793-1868. Letter to Mahlon Dickerson [manuscript], 1838 March 6. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wall, Garret D. (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850. Garret D. Wall papers, 1809-1841. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Parker, James, 1725-1797. New Jersey manuscripts, 1669-1840. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Rives, William C. (William Cabell), 1793-1868. Papers, 1824-1864. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Jones, George Wallace, 1804-1896. Letters, 1844-1896. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Barron, James, 1769-1851. Philadelphia Navy Yard collection, 1831-1865. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Smith family. Papers, 1667-1960. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. Mahlon Dickerson and Philemon Dickerson papers, 1774-1922 1830-1850. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Heyes, Oliver. Letter : Philadelphia, to Mahlon Dickerson, Washington, D.C., 1836 Dec. 21. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Voorhees, John Vredenburgh, 1819-1899. New Jersey correspondence, 1773-1954. Rutgers University
referencedIn United States. Navy. Papers, 1831-1877. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. Papers, 1779-1857 (inclusive). Rutgers University
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIb, 1807-1825 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Miscellaneous correspondence, 1785-1968. Rutgers University
creatorOf Conner, David, 1792-1856. David Conner papers, 1816-1856. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 1780-1845 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Thomson, Jacob Stern, 1772-1831. Jacob Stern Thomson papers, 1765-1844. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Edmund Roberts Papers, 1803-1905, (bulk 1832-1836) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Hughes, Hugh, d. 1804. Papers of Hugh Hughes, 1768-1876. Library of Congress
creatorOf Succasunny Mining Company (Morris County, N.J.). Dickerson Mine records, 1813-1842. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Stevens family. Papers, 1663-1959. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Edwards, David S., Dr. Dr. David S. Edwards Medical and Surgical Journal and Letter Book, 1834-1858. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Rives, William C. (William Cabell), 1793-1868. Letter to Mahlon Dickerson, 1834 August 13. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. Autograph letter signed : "Navy Department," to F.H. [sic] Hassler, 1838 May 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rutherfurd family. Papers, 1760-1845. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn United States. Navy. Letter: to Commodore Isaac Hull. /by from Mahlon Dickerson of the United States Navy, 1837 Dec 20. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. Document, May 26, 1837. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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Birth 1770-04-17

Death 1853-10-05

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