Biography of J. S. Dickerson
Chicago, Cook County, Il Biographies

DICKERSON, J. S. - Born in Brooklyn, N, Y. Son of James S. and Julia P. Dickerson, both of whom were born in the United States. His father was of English extraction, and was a Baptist clergyman of marked eloquence, great popularity and a man of determined character; was a chaplain in the army during the Rebellion, and was instrumental in keeping Delaware from seceding; was an editor at two different periods of his life, and was connected with The Standard, of Chicago, at the time of his death, The subject of this sketch was educated in the public schools and at the University of Pennsylvania at Pittsburg. He began his business career as a clerk in the wholesale house of a stove manufacturing concern in Boston, and later was employed as clerk in a book store in the same city. He came to Chicago in 1875, and from that time until the beginning of 1893 was one of the publishers and editors of The Standard. in January, 1893, he became the managing editor of The Graphic a weekly illustrated paper, which position he still holds. Mr. Dickerson is a member of the Baptist church of Evanston, and a charter member of the Baptist Social Union of Chicago. He also holds membership in the Union League Club of Chicago and the Evanston Boat Club, In politics he is a republican, but reserves the right to vote as conscience dictates. He is a believer in Prohibition, but has never voted the third party ticket. Mr. Dickerson was married in 1882 to Miss Fanny D Richardson, daughter of the late Prof. John F. Richardson, who was for many years professor of Latin in the University of Rochester, New York. They have four children.

The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
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