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  Dixon, Alan J.
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NameAlan J. Dixon
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Belleville, Illinois , United States
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Born July 07, 1927
DiedJuly 06, 2014 (86 years)
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InfoAlan John Dixon

born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., July 7, 1927; attended the public schools; graduated, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1949; graduated, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Mo., 1949; served in the United States Navy Air Corps 1945; admitted to the Illinois bar in 1949 and commenced practice in Belleville; elected police magistrate 1949; member, Illinois house of representatives 1951-1963; member, Illinois senate 1963-1971, serving as a minority whip 1964-1970; Illinois treasurer 1971-1977; Illinois secretary of State 1977-1981; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1980; reelected in 1986 and served from January 3, 1981, to January 3, 1993; defeated for renomination in 1992; chairman, Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, 1994- is a resident of Belleville, Ill.

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  03/17/1992 IL US Senate - D Primary Lost 34.61% (-3.68%)
  11/04/1986 IL US Senate Won 65.13% (+31.38%)
  03/18/1986 IL US Senate- D Primary Won 84.77% (+69.54%)
  11/04/1980 IL US Senate Won 56.01% (+13.52%)
  03/18/1980 IL US Senate - D Primary Won 66.88% (+47.93%)
  11/07/1978 IL Secretary of State Won 73.82% (+48.38%)
  11/02/1976 IL Secretary of State Won 64.54% (+29.85%)
  03/16/1976 IL Secretary of State-D Primary Won 77.35% (+54.71%)
  11/05/1974 IL Treasurer Won 64.65% (+30.31%)
  11/03/1970 IL Treasurer Won 50.95% (+2.55%)
  11/08/1966 IL State Senate 54 Won 66.94% (+33.87%)
  11/06/1962 IL State Senate 49 Won 64.30% (+28.64%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IL US Senate - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Dan Hynes
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 R Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Commerce - Oct 18, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor