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Encyclopedia > Archibald Dixon

"Archibald Dixon" (April 2, 1802 - April 23, 1876) held numerous Kentucky and U.S. national political offices. He was born near Redhouse, Caswell County, N.C., moving with his parents to Henderson, Kentucky, in 1805. Educated by his mother and attending common schools, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1824, practicing in Henderson, Ky, with Lazarus W. Powell, Governor of Kentucky, 1851-1855. He was a member of the State house of representatives 1830, 1841; a member of the State senate 1836; and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1843. Later, he was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1849 and was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Clay, serving from September 1, 1852, until March 3, 1855. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1854 and resumed the practice of law. He died in Henderson, Ky., April 23, 1876 and is buried in Fernwood Cemetery. 2 April is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... --69. ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 225 km 610 km 1. ... Henderson is a city located in Henderson County, Kentucky. ... A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... Lazarus W. Powell was the Governor of Kentucky from 1851 to 1855, and later a United States Senator from Kentucky. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Henry Clay (April 12, 1777 in Hanover County, Virginia, USA – June 29, 1852 in Washington, D.C.) was a leading American statesman and orator who served in both the House of Representatives and Senate. ...


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HENDERSON CO KY BIOGRAPHIES (1800 words)
ARCHIBALD DIXON, who was born in Caswell Cunty, North Carolina, April 2, 1802, was one of the distinguished figures in the whig party of Kentucky, and one of the really eminent Kentuckians of the past century.
Archibald Dixon was a success as a lawyer, a statesman and in business, but nothing in his political career deserves as much praise as his efforts to prevent the secession of Kentucky.
Archibald Dixon was married twice, first, in March, 1834, to Elizabeth Robertson Cabell, of the Virginia family of Cabells, who died of cholera in September, 1852, leaving six children.
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