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Charles Dick at Camp McKinley
Description: Photograph of Charles Dick, stationed at Camp McKinley with the Ohio National Guard in 1903. Charles William Frederick Dick was born in Akron, Ohio, on November 3, 1858. He studied law and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1894 and set up practice in his hometown. Dick briefly left his legal practice to serve in the Eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War. When the war ended, Dick returned to Akron and his law career. Associating himself with the Republican Party, Dick first entered politics as Summit County auditor from 1886 to 1894. He also was very active in the national Republican Party, serving as secretary of the Republican National Committee from 1896 to 1900. When Congressman Stephen A. Northway died in office in 1898, Dick was appointed to replace him in the U.S. House of Representatives. He subsequently gained reelection three times. Dick resigned from his seat in 1904 in order to accept appointment as a senator. Once again, Dick was replacing an Ohioan who had died in office -- Marcus A. Hanna. He served in the Senate from 1904 until 1911, when he failed to win reelection. After leaving the Senate, Dick resumed his legal practice in both Washington, DC, and Akron. He reentered the political arena once again in 1922, when he attempted to become the Republican candidate for the Senate, but was unsuccessful. Dick died in Akron, Ohio, on March 13, 1945. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC2394_Charles_Dick_001
Subjects: Spanish-American War, 1898; Military life; Soldiers--Ohio--Photographs; Politicians; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Law;
Places: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio);