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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.


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.

Thomas H. Dixon

Mary (Edmonds) Dixon

Doris I. Sowell

Jacqueline P. Dixon

Frederick Daughters of the Revolution Dixon

Clinton M. Dixon