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Catherine Dixon Roland

Catherine Dixon Roland, American entrepreneur. Named countess Huntingdon College, Montgomery, 1978, named to Hall of Honor, 1980; recipient commendation for Outstanding Service and Leadership, 1980, Loyalty award, 1988.

Background

  • Roland, Catherine Dixon was born on March 9, 1939 in Andalusia, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Charles and Thelma (Chapman) Dixon.

  • Education

    • Student, Huntingdon College, 1956. Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, 1959. Master of Arts in History, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1966.

    Career

    • Secretary Dixon Lumber Company, Inc., Andalusia, 1969-1974, vice president, 1974-1978. Land and timber owner, manager Catherine D. Roland & Company, from 1978. Owner Station WCTA, andalusia, 1947-1975, board directors, 1972-1975.

      Owner, board directors D & G Property Ltd., Perth, Australia, since 1967, Covington County Bank, since 1979, Southern National Corporation, since 1985.

    Politics

    The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

    Religion

    Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    It is important to experience God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.

    Membership

    Chairman Thelma Dixon Foundation, Andalusia, since 1981. Member Republican Senatorial Inner Circuit, Washington, since 1980, 2d Congressional Committee, Montgomery, Alabama, since 1980, Andalusia Public Library. Friends, Inc., since 1981.

    Member advisory council Mises Institute Auburn (Alabama) University, Auburn and Washington, 1983-1985, College Business Auburn University, since 1987. Member Committee of 100, Huntington College, 1978, trustee, since 1978, vice chairman board trustees 1985-1993. Board directors Women Health, Birmingham, Alabama, 1978-1982, Health Services Foundation, since 1982, Andalusia Hospital, 1980-1982.

    Member Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Americans of Royal Descent, Dames of Magna Charter, Forest Landowners Association, Alabama Landowners Associations, Alabama Wildlife Federation, Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce, Auburn Alumni Association, Huntingdon College Alumni Association (chairman Andalusia area chapter since 1983), American Legion, Study Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Coin collecting/numismatics, reading, horses, tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Henry F. Roland, December 16, 1966 (divorced November, 1976). 1 child, Charles H.; stepchild, Vickie Roland Little.
    • father: Charles Dixon
    • mother: Thelma (Chapman) Dixon
    • spouse: Henry F. Roland
    • child: Charles H. Roland
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    • 1956
      Huntingdon College
    • 1959
      Auburn University
    • 1966
      University Alabama
    • 1969 - 1974
      Secretary, Dixon Lumber Company
      Andalusia, Alabama, United States