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William Cornelius Dixon, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1928, California 1948, Supreme Court United States 1948. Papers included in Truman Library, Library of Contemporary History, University Wyoming, Ohio State University and University of California at Los Angeles libraries.


Dixon, William Cornelius was born on July 1, 1904 in Dexter, New York, United States. Son of Frank and Celia (Potter) Dixon.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1926;Juris Doctor, University of Michigan, 1928.


Associate, Holliday-Grossman-McAfee, Cleveland, 1928-1932;assistant director law, Cleveland, 1932-1933;practiced law, Cleveland, 1933-1938;justice, Supreme Court Ohio, 1938;special assistant in anti-trust division to attorney general, unites states department Justice, 1944-1954;chief assistant trial section anti-trust division, unites states department Justice, 1945;appointed chief West Coast offices Anti-trust division, unites states department Justice, 1946;chief trial counsel for Government United States versus Standard Oil Corporation California et al, unites states department Justice, 1948;chief Los Angeles Office, unites states department Justice, 1948-1954;private law practice, Los Angeles, 1954-1959;assistant attorney general in charge state anti-trust enforcement, California, 1959-1963. Legal adviser and member Joint War and State Depts., Zaibatsu Mission to Japan, 1946.


  • Bar: Ohio 1928, California 1948, Supreme Court United States 1948.


Director relief for Ohio under Emergency Relief Act, 1938-1939. Moderator Los Angeles Association Congressional Churches, 1957. Moderator Congressional Conference Southern California and Southwest, 1960.

Member constitution commission United Church of Christ. Member United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, 1962-1965. Member California, Los Angeles bar associations, Delta Sigma Rho, Pi Kappa Alpha.


Married Arvilla Pratt, November 20, 1934. Children– Anne Arvilla, Nancy Cornelia.

Frank Dixon

Celia (Potter) Dixon

Arvilla Pratt

Anne Arvilla Dixon

Nancy Cornelia Dixon