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Frank Murray Dixon

  • Birth 25 Jul 1892 Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
  • Death 11 Oct 1965 Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 8023915

Alabama Governor. He attended Columbia University, studied law at the University of Virginia, was admitted to the bar in 1917 and practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama. During World War I, he served a Major with the French Escadrilles as an aerial observer. Dixon was wounded which resulted in the lost his right leg and was decorated with the Croix de Guerre with Palm by the French Government. After war, he founded his own law firm and was successful corporate lawyer. In 1939, he was elected as a Democrat the 40th Governor of Alabama, serving until 1943. As Governor, a State Civil Service System was established, teacher retirement was initiated, reorganized the state government and reformed the way property taxes were assessed. After his term, he returned to his law practice until his death at age 73.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 23 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8023915
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Murray Dixon (25 Jul 1892–11 Oct 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8023915, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .