Rixon was born and died in Kyogle, New South Wales. He was educated at Upper Eden Creek Primary School, Lismore High School, Armidale Teacher's College and the University of New England. He was a teacher at Milvale, Glen Innes, Tenterfield and Kyogle from 1960 to 1987. He married Merrilyn and they had two daughters, Serenity and Laura and four sons, Ben, Victor, Luke and Jordan.
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|Member for Lismore
1988 – 1999
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