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lawyer , politician

Alan John Dixon, American former senator, lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1950. Member American Legion, Belleville Chamber of Commerce, American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, St Clair Country Club, National Association Secretaries of State (pres 1979-1980).

Background

Dixon, Alan John was born on July 7, 1927 in Belleville, Illinois, United States. Son of William G. and Elsa (Tebbenhoff) Dixon.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1949. Bachelor of Laws, Washington University, St. Louis, 1949.

Career

Practiced in, Belleville, 1950-1976. Police magistrate City of Belleville, 1949. Assistant attorney St. Clair County, Illinois, 1950.

Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1951-1963, Illinois Senate from 49th District, 1963—1966, Illinois Senate from 54th District, 1968—1971. Minority whip; treasurer State of Illinois, 1971-1977, secretary of state, 1977-1981. United States Senator from Illinois, 1981—1992.

Majority chief deputy whip, from 1988. Partner Bryan Cave LLP, St. Louis, since 1993. Chairman Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, 1994—1995.

Delaware Democratic National Convention, 1968, 76.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1950.

Membership

Member American Legion, Belleville Chamber of Commerce, American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, St Clair Country Club, National Association Secretaries of State (pres 1979-1980).

Connections

Married Joan Louise Fox, January 17, 1954. Children: Stephanie Jo, Jeffrey Alan, Elizabeth Jane.

father:
William G. Dixon

mother:
Elsa (Tebbenhoff) Dixon

spouse:
Joan Louise Fox

child:
Stephanie Jo Dixon

child:
Jeffrey Alan Dixon

child:
Elizabeth Jane Dixon