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John Wainwright Dixon

John Wainwright Dixon, American corporate executive. Named to Honor Role Infantry Officer Candidate Hall Fame Fort Benning, Georgia.


  • Dixon, John Wainwright was born on March 12, 1920 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Son of Thomas H. and Mary (Edmonds) Dixon.

  • Education

    • Student, George Washington University, 1949. Bachelor of Arts Houston, 1948. Master of Arts, University Miami, Florida, 1951.


    • Assistant professor Southern Mississippi College, 1952-1953. Assistant to vice president planning Convair General Dynamics, San Diego, 1956-1961. Assistant comptroller, director systems planning Office Assistant Secretary Defense, Washington, 1961-1962.

      Director planning Ling Temco Vought, Inc., Dallas, 1962-1967, vice president planning, 1967-1969. Chairman, president E-Systems, Inc., Dallas, 1969-1982, chairman, chief executive officer, since 1982, also director. Director MKT R.R., Katy R.R.


    Member Dallas Citizens Council. Member national advisory council Infantry Museum Association. Board directors Christmas Pageant of Peace, since 1973, Center for International Business Southwest, Dallas Civic Opera, Dallas Community College District Foundation, Dallas Symphony Association, National Park Foundation, United Way, United Service Organizations, Wolf Trap Foundation, Southern Methodist University Foundation for Science and Engineering.

    Member advisory committee Honor American. Chairman Dallas County United States Savings Bonds, 1975-1981. Served with Army of the United States, 1941-1946.

    Member Air Force Association, Aerospace Industries Association (board governors), American Defense Preparedness Association (director), United States Army Association (chairman 1979-1980), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (director), United States Chamber of Commerce, Dallas Council World Affairs, National Security Industrial Association (trustee, executive committee), Association Unmanned Vehicle Systems (honorary trustee), Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Dallas Economists (president 1968).


    • Married Doris I. Sowell, May 13, 1961. Children: Jacqueline P., Frederick Daughters of the Revolution, Clinton M.
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    • 1949
      George Washington University
    • 1948
      University Houston
    • 1951
      University Miami
    • 1952 - 1953
      Assistant, professor Southern Mississippi College
    • 1956 - 1961
      assistant, to vice president planning Convair General Dynamics
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      assistant, systems planning Office Assistant Secretary Defense
      Washington, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      director, systems planning Office Assistant Secretary Defense
      Washington, United States
    • 1962 - 1967
      director, planning Ling Temco Vought
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1969 - 1982
      chairman, E-Systems
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1969 - 1982
      president, E-Systems
      Dallas, Texas, United States
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