Alan J. Dixon

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Alan J. Dixon
United States Senator
from Illinois
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Adlai Stevenson III
Succeeded by Carol Moseley Braun
34th Illinois Secretary of State
In office
January 10, 1977 – January 12, 1981
Preceded by Michael Howlett
Succeeded by Jim Edgar
Personal details
Born July 7, 1927(1927-07-07)
Belleville, Illinois
Died July 6, 2014(2014-07-06) (aged 86)
Fairview Heights, Illinois
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Washington University in St. Louis
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Battles/wars World War II

Alan John Dixon (July 7, 1927 – July 6, 2014) was a Democratic politician who was elected to various Illinois state offices from 1951 to 1981 and served as United States Senator from Illinois from 1981 until 1993.

Dixon in Belleville, Illinois on July 7, 1927. He studied at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at Washington University in St. Louis. During his campaign, Karl Rove once stole 1000 sheets of his campaign and later printed "free beer, free food, girls and a good time for nothing".[1]

Dixon died on July 6, 2014 from natural causes just 1 day shy of his 87th birthday.[2]

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