Attorney; 40th governor of Alabama. Born– July 25, 1892, Oakland, Calif. Parents– Frank and Launa (Murry) Dixon. Married– Juliet Jolly Perry, November 3, 1920. Children– Two. Education– Phillips Exeter Academy; Columbia University; University of Virginia, LL.B.  Admitted to the bar and joined the Frank S. White Law Firm  in Birmingham, 1917; managed White’s campaign for the U. S. Senate.  Served in WWI; lost his right leg in action. Returned to Birmingham after the end of the war and formed the law firm of Bowers and Dixon.  Served as governor of Alabama, 1939-1943; credited with reorganization of state government; the system of taxation; educational structure in the state. Returned to law practice, 1943. Member of the American Legion, American and Alabama Bar Associations, Kappa Alpha, and Phi Delta Phi. Received the Croix de Guerre with Palm and was made a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor by the French government for heroism in WWI. Received the honorary LL.D. from Birmingham-Southern in 1940; from the University of Alabama in 1946. Died October 11, 1965.


Biographical Directory of Governors of the United States, 1789-1978.  Westport, CT:  Meckler Books, 1978.

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The Public Life of Frank M. Dixon; Sketches and Speeches. Montgomery, Ala.; Skinner Printing, 1979.