Alan J. Dixon

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Alan J. Dixon
Alan John Dixon.jpg
United States Senator
from Illinois
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byAdlai Stevenson III
Succeeded byCarol Moseley Braun
34th Illinois Secretary of State
In office
January 10, 1977 – January 12, 1981
Preceded byMichael Howlett
Succeeded byJim Edgar
Personal details
Born(1927-07-07)July 7, 1927
Belleville, Illinois
DiedJuly 6, 2014(2014-07-06) (aged 86)
Fairview Heights, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Washington University in St. Louis
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Battles/warsWorld 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".[1]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. Dan Balz (July 23, 1999). "Karl Rove: The Strategist". The Washington Post. Washington Post Company. p. C1.
  2. Former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon Dies at Home