Sen Nathan F. Dixon (Whig-RI)

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Nathan Fellows Dixon

Birthplace: Westerly, Kings County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Dixon and Priscilla Dixon
Husband of Elizabeth Dixon
Father of Nathan F. Dixon II, US Congress; Courtlandt Palmer Dixon and Priscilla Denison Palmer
Brother of Nathan Fellows DIXON

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About Nathan Fellows Dixon

The Hon. Nathan Fellows DIXON (son of the late William DIXON, Esq., of Plainfield, Conn.) He commenced the practice of Law in Westerly, in the year 1802. He was for seventeen successive years a member of the General Assembly of Rhode Island, and by that body was elected Senator to the Congress of the United States in October, 1838, and died in Washington, January 29th, 1842, in the 68th year of his age, while in the discharge of the duties of his office, and his remains were removed to his home for interment.


Nathan Fellows Dixon (December 13, 1774 – January 29, 1842) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Plainfield, Connecticut, he attended Plainfield Academy and graduated from the College of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (the former name of Brown University) at Providence in 1799. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1801 and commenced practice in New London County, Connecticut. He moved to Westerly, Rhode Island in 1802 and continued the practice of law, and also engaged in banking, serving as president of the Washington bank of Westerly from 1829 until his death.

Dixon was a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1813 and 1830, and served as a colonel in the state militia. He was elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1839 until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1842. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Twenty-seventh Congress). Interment in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Rhode Island.

Dixon's son Nathan Fellows Dixon was a U.S. Representative and his grandson Nathan Fellows Dixon III was a U.S. Representative and Senator, all from Rhode Island.

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Sen Nathan F. Dixon (Whig-RI)'s Timeline

December 13, 1774
Westerly, Kings County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
January 14, 1804
Age 29
Westerly, Washington, RI
May 1, 1812
Age 37
Westerly, Washington Co., RI, USA
June 17, 1815
Age 40
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
March 19, 1820
Age 45
Westerly, Washington, RI, USA
January 29, 1842
Age 67
Washington, District of Columbia, United States