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 James Dixon

James Dixon

Birth
Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 27 Mar 1873 (aged 58)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 6248528 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He graduated from Williams College, 1834, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1834 and commenced the practice of law in Enfield, Connecticut. He was a of the member Connecticut State House of Representatives, (1837-38, 44). In 1845, he was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses, serving until 1849. After his term, he again was a member Connecticut State House of Representatives, in 1854. In 1856, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving until 1869. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed Minister to Russia in 1869, but declined. Retiring from politics, he engaged in literary pursuits and extensive traveling until his death at age 58.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Don Connelly
  • Added: 10 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6248528
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Dixon (5 Jul 1814–27 Mar 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6248528, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .