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Lawyers and Poetry
John J. Dickson
John Dickson was born on September 8, 1826 in Scott County, Indiana. As a young man he learned the cooper trade. In 1850 he moved to West Grove, Iowa, where he bought a farm from the government. In 1864, he served with General Sherman during his infamous march to the sea during the civil war. He was, in addition to being a lawyer and poet, he was a farmer at West Grove, Iowa.
[Source: Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century 302 (Chicago: American Pubishers' Assoc., 1898); Thomas William Herringshaw, Local and National Poets of America 69-71 (Chicago: American Publishers' Assoc., 1890)][bio & poems: online text][See also: Charles Burleigh Galbreath, History of Ohio, at p. 72]