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Thomas Dixon, Jr.

Born: Jan 11, 1864

Death: Apr 3, 1946

Birthplace: Shelby

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Thomas Dixon, Jr.

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1864
Date of Death : Apr 3, 1946
Birth Place : Shelby

Thomas Frederick Dixon, Jr. was a Southern Baptist minister, playwright, lecturer, North Carolina state legislator, lawyer, and author, perhaps best known for writing The Clansman — which was to become the inspiration for D. W. Griffith's film, The Birth of a Nation. He was a prominent supporter of the Republican Party and donor to Theodore Roosevelt's campaign for Mayor of New York.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Screenwriter
  • Playwright
  • Novelist
  • Minister of religion

Also known as

  • Thomas Dixon
  • Tom Dixon
  • Thomas Dixon Jr.


  • Thomas F. Dixon
  • Amanda Elvira McAfee


  • Madelyn Clare
  • Harriet Bussey


  • Louise Dixon
  • Thomas Dixon, III
  • Gordon Dixon
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