DIXON, Henry Aldous

1890–1967

Biography

DIXON, Henry Aldous, a Representative from Utah; born in Provo, Utah County, Utah, June 29, 1890; attended the public schools; was 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; instructor at Weber College 1914-1918, president in 1919 and 1920 and 1937-1953; superintendent of Provo city schools 1920-1924 and 1932-1937; managing vice president of Farmers & Merchants Bank 1924-1932; member of President's Commission on Higher Education 1946-1948; member, board of directors, Salt Lake Branch of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 1945-1951; director, Association of Junior Colleges, 1950-1954; president of Utah State University at Logan from August 1953 to December 1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth, Eighty-fifth, and Eighty-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1961); did not seek renomination in 1960; instructor at Brigham Young University until 1965; died in Ogden, Utah, January 22, 1967; interment in Washington Heights Memorial Park.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Brigham Young University Library

Provo, UT
Papers: 1954-1960. 54 feet. Congressional office files chiefly relating to his work on committees dealing with agriculture and education. Unpublished register in library. Restricted.
Papers: In the Lewis Weston Oaks Papers, 1902-1965, 3 linear feet. Other authors include Henry Aldous Dixon. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Utah State University
Libraries, Special Collections and Archives

Logan, UT
Papers: In the Ray B. West Papers, 1920-1965, 30 linear feet Correspondents include Henry Aldous Dixon. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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