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Ira Allen Dixon

Ira Allen Dixon, American bank official. Member Indiana State Republican Committee, 1942-1950.; Member Indiana Bar Association, Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Society Chicago and Washington, Theta Delta Chi.; Rotarian.

Background

  • Dixon, Ira Allen was born on September 25, 1890 in Iroquois Company, Illinois, United States. Son of James W. and Annie (Huber) Dixon.

  • Education

    • Student of University Illinois, 1909-1912.

    Career

    • Admitted Indiana bar, 1913. Practiced law and engaged in general insurance business, from 1913, Kentland, 1940-1952. Owner, public Newton County Enterprise, 1928-1933.

      Postmaster, Kentland, 1931-1935. Member of staff United States senate banking and currency committee, 1952-1954. Member Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1954-1962.

      Prospective attorney, Newton Company, 1944-1947. Attorney, Kentland, 1948-1952. Member school board, 1928-1932.

    Politics

    Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.

    Religion

    Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The distinctive feature of the Methodist Church is that lay people are involved in decision making.

    Membership

    Member Indiana State Republican Committee, 1942-1950. Member Indiana Bar Association, Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Society Chicago and Washington, Theta Delta Chi.

    Connections

    • Married Cecil Thompson, December 4, 1913. Children: Dale, Greta, Gretchen (Mistress Howard E. Wilson), Glen.
    • father: James W. Dixon
    • mother: Annie (Huber) Dixon
    • spouse: Cecil Thompson
    • children: Dale Dixon
    • Greta Dixon
    • Gretchen Dixon (Mistress Howard E. Wilson)
    • Glen Dixon
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