Henry Aldous Dixon
Henry Aldous Dixon
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Utah's 1st district
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1961
|Preceded by||Douglas R. Stringfellow|
|Succeeded by||M. Blaine Peterson|
|Born||June 29, 1890|
Provo, Utah Territory
|Died||January 22, 1967 (aged 76)|
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University|
University of Chicago
University of Southern California
Born in Provo, Utah County, Utah, Dixon attended the public schools until high school, when he attended private Brigham Young High School, from which he graduated in 1909. He graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in 1914, from the University of Chicago in 1917, and from the University of Southern California in 1937.
Dixon was an instructor at Weber College, which later became Weber State University, from 1914 to 1918, and served as the college's president twice, in 1919–1920 and 1937–1953. Between these presidential terms, he served as superintendent of Provo city schools from 1920–1924 and again in 1932-1937. Between these two terms as superintendent, from 1924 to 1932, Dixon was managing vice president of Farmers and Merchants Bank. During his second term as president of Weber College, he was a member of the President's Commission on Higher Education (1946–1948), a member of the board of directors of Salt Lake Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (1945–1951), and director of the Association of Junior Colleges (1950–1954).
In 1954, Republican 1st District Congressman Douglas Stringfellow was forced to retire from Congress after only one term after it emerged he had lied about both his service record in World War II and his educational history. Dixon was asked to replace Stringfellow on the ballot only 16 days before the election and won. He served in the Eighty-fourth, Eighty-fifth, and Eighty-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1961). He did not seek renomination in 1960.
Dixon taught at Brigham Young University, his alma mater, until 1965.
- United States Congress. "Henry Aldous Dixon (id: D000368)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Owen F. Beal
| President of Weber Normal College
1919 – 1920
Joel E. Ricks
Leland W. Creer
| President of Weber College
1937 – 1953
William P. Miller
Louis Linden Madsen
| President of Utah State Agricultural College
1953 – 1954
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Douglas R. Stringfellow
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 1st congressional district
M. Blaine Peterson
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