Rep. Nathan F. Dixon, II (Whig-RI)

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Nathan Fellows Dixon, II

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States
Death: April 11, 1881 (68)
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sen Nathan F. Dixon (Whig-RI) and Elizabeth Dixon
Husband of Harriet Palmer Dixon
Father of Nathan Fellows (died young) Dixon; Nathan F. Dixon, III, US Senate & Congress; Edward H. Dixon; Phebe "Annie" McClure; Walter Palmer Dixon and 1 other
Brother of Priscilla Denison Palmer and Courtlandt Palmer Dixon

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About Rep. Nathan F. Dixon, II (Whig-RI)

Note: Nathan became one of the most prominent and influential men of Rhode Island. He was a member of the Rhode Island bar, and by honorable dealing in his professional career rose to eminence in his profession. he represented his native town in the General Assembly of Rhode island for a good many years, establishing a reputation of commanding influence. He was elected a member of Congress and served with distinguished ability in the House of Representatives at Washington, District of Columbia, for several terms. His son, Nathan III, became a member of the Rhode Island bar and was distinguished for his ability and courtesy in all of the relations of life. He shared the confidence of his fellow citizens and was repeatedly elected to the Legislature of his native state, which to express their regard for him elected him a Senator of Congress, which position he held for a full term of six years with distinguished ability and commanding influence.


Nathan Fellows Dixon was a United States Representative from Rhode Island. He was the son of Nathan F. Dixon, and the father of Nathan F. Dixon, III.

He was born in Westerly, Rhode Island on May 1, 1812. He attended Plainfield (Conn.) Academy, and graduated from Brown University in 1833. He later pursued the study of law at the Cambridge (Mass.) and New Haven (Conn.) Law Schools. He was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in Westerly. He also engaged in banking.

He was a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives 1841-1849, 1851–1854, 1858–1862, and 1871-1877. He was appointed a member of the Rhode Island Governor’s council in 1842. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1850. He was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1871). He served as chairman on the Committee on Commerce (Forty-first Congress). He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1870.

He was elected delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866. He then resumed the practice of law and banking, and died in Westerly on April 11, 1881. His interment is in River Bend Cemetery.

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Rep. Nathan F. Dixon, II (Whig-RI)'s Timeline

May 1, 1812
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States
June 10, 1845
Age 33
Westerly, Washington, RI, USA
August 28, 1847
Age 35
Westerly, Washington, RI, USA
October 4, 1849
Age 37
Westerly, Washington, RI, USA
February 1, 1852
Age 39
Westerly, Washington, RI, USA
December 8, 1855
Age 43
Westerly, Washington, RI, USA
February 14, 1859
Age 46
Westerly, Washington, RI, USA
April 11, 1881
Age 68
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States