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  Dixon, Joseph M.
NameJoseph M. Dixon
Missoula, Montana , United States
Born July 31, 1867
DiedMay 21, 1934 (66 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 01, 2015 03:45pm
InfoGovernor Joseph M. Dixon, a Republican from Missoula, was born June 31, 1867, in Snow Camp, North Carolina. A former Congressman, United States Senator and Bull Moose Party presidential campaign manager for Teddy Roosevelt, Governor Dixon served from 1921 to 1925. During his time as governor the farsighted Dixon worked to bring economic stability to Montana and mitigate the effects of a destructive drought. He was the architect of Initiative 28 that sought to equalize Montana's tax burden, ensuring that corporations paid appropriate taxes.

DIXON, Joseph Moore, a Representative and a Senator from Montana; born in Snow Camp, Alamance County, N.C., July 31, 1867; attended Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., and graduated from Guilford College, North Carolina, in 1889; moved to Missoula, Missoula County, Mont., in 1891; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1892; assistant prosecuting attorney of Missoula County 1893-1895; prosecuting attorney 1895-1897; member, State house of representatives 1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1906 and served from March 4, 1907, to March 3, 1913; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912; chairman, Committee to Examine Branches of the Civil Service (Sixtieth Congress), Committee on the Conservation of Natural Resources (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses); chairman of the National Progressive Convention in 1912; engaged in newspaper publishing and dairy farming; Governor of Montana 1921-1925; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1928; First Assistant Secretary of the Interior 1929-1933; died at Missoula, Mont., May 22, 1934; interment in Missoula Cemetery.

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