Joseph Dixon

Joseph Dixon

Birth
Farmville, Pitt County, North Carolina, USA
Death 3 Mar 1883 (aged 54)
Fountain, Pitt County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 7801753 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was elected as a Republican to represent North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving just under three months, from December 5, 1870 to March 3, 1871. Born near Farmville in Pitt County, North Carolina, he was active as a farmer and merchant. He served as a judge of the County Court from 1864 to 1865, and after the Civil War was appointed a Colonel in the State Militia. From 1865 to 1867 he was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons. In November 1870, Dixon won a special election to the United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Congressman David Heaton; he was not a candidate for renomination. Apart from stints as United States Commissioner of Claims (1871 to 1872) and as a delegate to the 1875 State Constitutional Convention, he devoted his remaining years to farming.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards



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  • Added: 28 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7801753
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Dixon (9 Apr 1828–3 Mar 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7801753, citing Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .