Dickson, Cyrus, Dd
Dickson, Cyrus, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Erie County, Pennsylvania, December 20, 1816. He graduated at Jefferson College, and was ordained, in 1839, pastor at Franklin. After remaining there several years, he received a call from Wheeling, West Virginia, where he labored earnestly and successfully until he was called to Baltimore, in 1856, as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, remaining there fourteen years. In 1870 he was elected secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions, in which office he performed the great work of his life. In 1870, on the reunion of the Presbyterian Church, he was appointed permanent clerk of the General Assembly, which office he held at the time of his death, September 11, 1881. See Baltimore Presbyterian, September 16, 1881. (W.P.S.)