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Nathan F. Dixon I

Born: Dec 13, 1774

Death: Jan 29, 1842

Birthplace: Plainfield

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Nathan F. Dixon I

Date of Birth : Dec 13, 1774
Date of Death : Jan 29, 1842
Birth Place : Plainfield

Nathan Fellows Dixon was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Plainfield, Connecticut, he attended Plainfield Academy and graduated from the College of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations at Providence in 1799. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1801 and commenced practice in New London County, Connecticut. He moved to Westerly, Rhode Island in 1802 and continued the practice of law, and also engaged in banking, serving as president of the Washington bank of Westerly from 1829 until his death. Dixon was a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1813 and 1830, and served as a colonel in the state militia. He was elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1839 until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1842. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. Interment in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Rhode Island. Dixon's son Nathan Fellows Dixon was a U.S. Representative and his grandson Nathan Fellows Dixon III was a U.S. Representative and Senator, all from Rhode Island.


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