Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Dixon, Archibald

Dixon, Archibald, a Senator from Kentucky; born near Redhouse, Caswell County, N.C., April 2, 1802; moved with his parents to Henderson County, Ky., in 1805; was educated by his mother and attended the common schools for six months; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1824 and commenced practice in Henderson, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives in 1830 and again in 1841; served in the State senate in 1836; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 1843; member of the State constitutional convention in 1849; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Clay and served from September 1, 1852, until March 3, 1855; was not a candidate for reelection in 1854; resumed the practice of law; also engaged as a planter; delegate to the Frankfort peace convention in 1863; was author of the bill to repeal the Missouri Compromise; died in Henderson, Ky., April 23, 1876; interment in Fernwood Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Dixon, Archibald," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1089 Original Sources, accessed March 29, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L3VZHHCAKR5S36U.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Dixon, Archibald." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1089, Original Sources. 29 Mar. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L3VZHHCAKR5S36U.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Dixon, Archibald' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1089. Original Sources, retrieved 29 March 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L3VZHHCAKR5S36U.