Nathan F. Dixon I
|Nathan Fellows Dixon|
|United States Senator
from Rhode Island
March 4, 1839 – January 29, 1842
|Preceded by||Asher Robbins|
|Succeeded by||William Sprague|
December 13, 1774|
|Died||January 29, 1842
Nathan Fellows Dixon (December 13, 1774 – January 29, 1842) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Plainfield, Connecticut, he attended Plainfield Academy and graduated from the College of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (the former name of Brown University) at Providence in 1799. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1801 and commenced practice in New London County, Connecticut. He moved to Westerly, Rhode Island in 1802 and continued the practice of law, and also engaged in banking, serving as president of the Washington bank of Westerly from 1829 until his death.
Dixon was a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1813 and 1830, and served as a colonel in the state militia. He was elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1839 until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1842. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Twenty-seventh Congress). Interment in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Rhode Island.
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Rhode Island
Served alongside: Nehemiah R. Knight, James F. Simmons
William Sprague III