Lincoln Dixon

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Lincoln Dixon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th district
In office
Preceded byFrancis M. Griffith
Succeeded byJohn S. Benham
Personal details
Born(1860-02-09)February 9, 1860
Vernon, Indiana, U.S.
DiedSeptember 16, 1932(1932-09-16) (aged 72)
Lyndon, Kentucky, U.S.
Resting placeVernon Cemetery, Vernon, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Lincoln Dixon (February 9, 1860 – September 16, 1932) was an American lawyer and politician who served seven terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1905 to 1919.[1]


Born in Vernon, Indiana, Dixon attended Vernon Academy, and graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with honor in 1880.[2] He was employed as a clerk in the Department of the Interior at Washington, D.C., in 1881. He returned to Vernon and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in North Vernon. Reading clerk of the State House of Representatives in 1883. He served as prosecuting attorney for the sixth judicial circuit 1884–1892.[3] He served as a member of the Democratic State committee 1897–1904 and 1920–1927.


Dixon was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1919). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress.

Later career and death

He resumed the practice of law. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920 and 1924. In charge of the Democratic campaign in the West in 1924. He was appointed a member of the United States Tariff Commission by President Calvin Coolidge in 1927 and retired in 1930. He was reappointed by President Herbert Hoover on June 17, 1931, and served until his death, while on a visit, in Lyndon, Kentucky on September 16, 1932.[4]

He was interred in Vernon Cemetery, Vernon.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hoffman, D.R. (2006). Samuel McKee and His Family: Notes on the Life of Samuel McKee who Died in Fayette County, Kentucky, in 1813, on His Children, and the Descendants of Sons William, David, and Samuel McKee, Jr., and Daughter Jane McKee Story. David R. Hoffman. p. 166. Archived from the original on May 22, 2021. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  2. ^ John M. Gresham Company (1889). Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana. Chicago printing Company. p. 229. ISBN 978-1-5485-7166-5. Archived from the original on May 22, 2021. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  3. ^ United States. Congress (1906). Official Congressional Directory. S. prt (in Spanish). U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 29. Archived from the original on May 22, 2021. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  4. ^ United States Tariff Commission (1930). Annual Report of the United States Tariff Commission. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 1-PA3. Archived from the original on May 22, 2021. Retrieved May 22, 2021.

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Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by