Charles William Frederick DICK, Congress, OH (1858-1945)

Senate Years of Service:

DICK, Charles William Frederick, a Representative and a Senator from Ohio; born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, November 3, 1858; attended the public schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Akron, Ohio; served in the Eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in Cuba during the war with Spain; resumed the practice of law; auditor of Summit County, Ohio 1886-1894; secretary of the Republican National Committee 1896-1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Stephen A. Northway; reelected to three succeeding Congresses and served from November 8, 1898, to March 23, 1904, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; chairman, Committee on Militia (Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses); elected March 2, 1904, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Marcus A. Hanna; on the same day also was elected for the ensuing term and served from March 23, 1904, to March 3, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1911; chairman, Committee on Indian Depredations (Fifty-eighth Congress), Committee on Mines and Mining (Fifty-ninth through Sixty-first Congresses); resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and Akron, Ohio; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Senator in 1922; died in Akron, Ohio, March 13, 1945; interment in Glendale Cemetery.


Petit, Mary Loretta. “Charles Dick of Akron, Politician.” Master’s thesis, Catholic University of America, 1948; Schlup, Leonard. “The Spanish-American War Letters of Charles Dick to William McKinley.” International Review of History and Political Science 20 (May 1983): 1-10.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present