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Joseph Moore DIXON

(1867-1934)
Senate Years of Service:
1907-1913
Party:
Republican

DIXON, Joseph Moore, a Representative and a Senator from Montana; born in Snow Camp, Alamance County, N.C., July 31, 1867; attended Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., and graduated from Guilford College, North Carolina, in 1889; moved to Missoula, Missoula County, Mont., in 1891; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1892; assistant prosecuting attorney of Missoula County 1893-1895; prosecuting attorney 1895-1897; member, State house of representatives 1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1906 and served from March 4, 1907, to March 3, 1913; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912; chairman, Committee to Examine Branches of the Civil Service (Sixtieth Congress), Committee on the Conservation of Natural Resources (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses); chairman of the National Progressive Convention in 1912; engaged in newspaper publishing and dairy farming; Governor of Montana 1921-1925; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1928; First Assistant Secretary of the Interior 1929-1933; died at Missoula, Mont., May 22, 1934; interment in Missoula Cemetery.

Bibliography

Karlin, Jules. Joseph M. Dixon of Montana. Missoula: University of Montana Publications, 1974.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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