Nathan F. Dixon III

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Nathan Fellows Dixon III (August 28, 1847 – November 8, 1897) was a United States representative and Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Westerly, he attended the common schools of Westerly and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brown University in 1869 and from Albany Law School (Albany, New York) in 1871.

Nathan Fellows Dixon III
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United States Senator
from Rhode Island
In office
April 10, 1889 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byJonathan Chace
Succeeded byGeorge P. Wetmore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 2nd district
In office
February 12, 1885 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byJonathan Chace
Succeeded byWilliam Almy Pirce
Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1847-08-28)August 28, 1847
Westerly, Rhode Island
DiedNovember 8, 1897(1897-11-08) (aged 50)
Westerly, Rhode Island
Political partyRepublican

Legal careerEdit

Dixon was admitted to the bar that year and commenced practice in Westerly. From 1877 to 1885 he was United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island.

Political careerEdit

Dixon was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan Chace and served from February 12 to March 3, 1885; he was not a candidate for renomination. Dixon was a member of the Rhode Island Senate from 1885 to 1889, and was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan Chace and served from April 10, 1889, to March 3, 1895; he was not a candidate for reelection. While in Congress he was chairman of the Committee on Patents (Fifty-second Congress). He resumed the practice of law and engaged in banking, and died in Westerly in 1897; interment was in River Bend Cemetery.


Nathan Fellows Dixon, III was the son of Nathan Fellows Dixon and a grandson of Nathan Fellows Dixon, a U.S. Senator and Representative, respectively, from Rhode Island.


  • United States Congress. "Nathan F. Dixon III (id: D000377)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Nathan F. Dixon III at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district

February 12, 1885 – March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
U.S. Senate
Preceded by U.S. senator (Class 2) from Rhode Island
April 10, 1889 – March 3, 1895
Served alongside: Nelson W. Aldrich
Succeeded by