Alan J. Dixon
Alan J. Dixon
|United States Senator|
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||Adlai Stevenson III|
|Succeeded by||Carol Moseley Braun|
|34th Illinois Secretary of State|
January 10, 1977 – January 12, 1981
|Preceded by||Michael Howlett|
|Succeeded by||Jim Edgar|
|Born||July 7, 1927|
|Died||July 6, 2014 (aged 86)|
Fairview Heights, Illinois
|Alma mater||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
Washington University in St. Louis
|Branch/service||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.
In the 1980 Senate election, Dixon beat Lieutenant Governor Dave O'Neal for the senate seat.
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".
Dixon died on July 6, 2014 from natural causes just 1 day shy of his 87th birthday.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Dan Balz (July 23, 1999). "Karl Rove: The Strategist". The Washington Post. Washington Post Company. p. C1.
- ↑ "Former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon Dies at Home". Archived from the original on 2014-07-07. Retrieved 2014-07-07.