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Lincoln DIXON

(1860-1932)

DIXON, Lincoln, a Representative from Indiana; born in Vernon, Jennings County, Ind., on February 9, 1860; attended Vernon Academy, and was graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1880; employed as a clerk in the Department of the Interior at Washington, D.C., in 1881; returned to Vernon, Ind., and studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in North Vernon; reading clerk of the State house of representatives in 1883; prosecuting attorney for the sixth judicial circuit 1884-1892; member of the Democratic State committee 1897-1904 and 1920-1927; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920 and 1924; in charge of the Democratic campaign in the West in 1924; appointed a member of the United States Tariff Commission by President Coolidge in 1927 and retired in 1930; reappointed by President Hoover on June 17, 1931, and served until his death, while on a visit, in Lyndon, Ky., September 16, 1932; interment in Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Ind.

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

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