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  Lewis, Dixon Hall
NameDixon Hall Lewis
Lowndesboro, Alabama , United States
Born August 10, 1802
DiedOctober 25, 1848 (46 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 25, 2015 01:38pm
Infoborn on Bothwick plantation, Dinwiddie County, Va., August 10, 1802; moved to Hancock County, Ga., with his parents in 1806; graduated from Mount Zion Academy and from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1820; moved to Autauga County, Ala., the same year; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823, and commenced the practice of law in Montgomery, Ala.; member, State house of representatives 1826-1828; elected as a States Rights Democrat to the Twenty-first and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1829, to April 22, 1844, when he resigned, having been appointed Senator; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses); appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William R. King; reelected in 1847 and served from April 22, 1844, until his death in New York City on October 25, 1848; chairman, Committee on Finance (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee on Retrenchment (Twenty-ninth Congress); interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hall was a large man who occasionally interrupted fights on the floor of Congress.

Norman D. Brown, Edward Stanly: Whiggery's Tarheel 'Conqueror', p. 2.


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