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 Nathan Fellows Dixon, III

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Nathan Fellows Dixon, III

  • Birth 28 Aug 1847 Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 8 Nov 1897 Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 7668234

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. The son of US Congressman Nathan Fellows Dixon II, he attended Phillips Academy Massachusetts, graduated from Brown University Rhode Island, in 1869, from the Albany Law School New York, in 1871, was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced to practice law in Westerly, Rhode Island. He was US Attorney for the district of Rhode Island, (1877-85), when elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan Chace and served from February 12 to March 3, 1885. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was a member of the Rhode Island State Senate (1885-89), when elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan Chace, serving (1889-95). Not a candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law and engaged in banking, until his death at age 50.

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  • Added: 9 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7668234
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nathan Fellows Dixon, III (28 Aug 1847–8 Nov 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7668234, citing River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .