Jeane Dixon was an American writer, lecturer, realtor and columnist.
Dixon was born Lydia Emma Pinckert, one of 10 children born to German Roman Catholic immigrants, Gerhart and Emma Pinckert, in Medford, Wisconsin, but raised in Missouri and California. Dixon's birth date was often reported as 1918, and Dixon would offer this date to reporters, at one point even producing a passport to this effect, but she once testified in a deposition that she was born in 1910.
Jeane Dixon was a founder of Children to Children Inc. since 1964. She was also a president at James L. Dixon & Company, Realtors in Washington. She wrote seven books, including her autobiography, a horoscope book for dogs, and an astrological cookbook. She also worked as an astrologer and became famous for her predictions.
John Allen Paulos, a mathematician at Temple University, coined the term 'the Jeane Dixon effect', which references a tendency to promote a few correct predictions while ignoring a larger number of incorrect predictions.
Chairman Christmas Seal campaign, Washington, 1968. Honorary chairperson, hostess Mystic Ball Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1990-1994. President executive advisory council United Cerebral Palsy of Washington and Northern Virginia, 1992.
Member distinguished citizen advisory board, 1994. Member American Society of Composers, National League American Pen. Women, International Platform Association Clubs: International (Washington).
Recipient Loreto International award Loreto ShrRecipient Loreto International award Loreto Shrine, Italy, 1969. International L'Enfant award Holy Family Adoption League, 1969. Named Woman of Year International Orphans, 1968.
Knight International Order of St. Martin, Vienna. Award Maryland chapter Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, honorary chairperson/hostess Mystic Carnival, 1992. St. John of Jerusalem International Humanitarian Christian Chivalry award.
Knighted Dame of Humanity. Imperial Byzantine Order of St. Constantine the Great of St. George. Fall Gal award National Saints and Sinners Convention.
Unsung Heroine award Ladies auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars. Golden Lady Humanitarian award AMITA International. International Nostradamus award International Platform Association.
Leif Erikson Humanitarian award Sons of Norway. First Anglo honorary Navajo princess, 1968. Distinguished American award (first female) Sales & Marketing Executives Metropolitan Washington District of Columbia, 1989.
Republican Senatorial medal of freedom, 1994, American Police Hall of Fame.