BORN: Sept. 3, 1858
DIED: March 13, 1945
BURIAL: Section 24, Dick Family Plot, Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio


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Charles Dick was a Representative and a Senator from Ohio. Born in Akron, he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1894. He practiced law in Akron. He served in the 8th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Cuba during the War with Spain. Once discharged, he continued his law practice and became auditor of Summit County from 1886 to 1894. He was also secretary of the Republican Nat'l Committee from 1896 to 1900. He was elected as a Republican to the 55th congress in 1898 to fill the spot left by the death of Stephen A. Northway. He was reelected to three succeeding Congresses and served from Nov. 8, 1898 to March 23, 1904 as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the spot left by the death of Marcus A. Hanna. On the same day, he was elected for the ensuing term and served from March 23, 1904 to March 3, 1911 but did not get reelected in 1911. He served as chairman for the Committee on Indian Depredations (58th Congresses), Committee on Mines and Mining, (59th thru 61st Congresses). He resumed the practice of law in Washington,and Akron, Ohio. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Senator in 1922. Local militia units continued untill January 21, 1903, when Pres. Teddy Roosevelt signed the Act to Promote the Efficiency of the Militia, more commonly known as the "Dick Militia Act" because the legislation was introduced by Charles Dick, who was also Pres. of the National Guard Assoc. This gave federal status to the organized militias and led to federal appropiations and uniform standards in the various states. These units are now called the National Guard.

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Charles Dick (arrow), with other officers