During the war, Dick was in command of Company F, Ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Corps. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Dranesville, on December 20, 1861. He subsequently served as colonel of the regiment until February 1863, when he resigned. He then commanded the Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia, and proceeded to Newcreek, West Virginia, in July 1863.
He served as mayor of Meadville in 1870. Dick was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1880. He was a delegate at the 1900 Republican National Convention and an alternate in 1904. He served as president of the Pittsburgh, Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad Co. until April 1900. He was also president of Phoenix Iron Works Co. He died in Meadville in 1907. Interment in Greendale Cemetery.