John Alden Dix
John Alden Dix
|38th Governor of New York|
January 1, 1911 – December 31, 1912
|Lieutenant||Thomas F. Conway|
|Preceded by||Horace White|
|Succeeded by||William Sulzer|
December 25, 1860|
Glens Falls, New York
|Died||April 9, 1928
New York City, New York
John Alden Dix (December 25, 1860 – April 9, 1928) was the 38th Governor of New York from January 1911 to December 1912.
Born in Glens Falls, New York, Dix attended Cornell University from 1879–1882, but never graduated. He was an initiated member of the Beta Charge of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He married Gertrude Alden Thomson, daughter of Albany lumber merchant Lemon Thomson. Gertrude's sister, Nancy Sherman Thomson (1867–1927), was married to State Senator Curtis N. Douglas (1856–1919). At the New York state election, 1908, Dix ran for Lieutenant Governor of New York on the Democratic ticket with Lewis S. Chanler, but was defeated. At the New York state election, 1910, he ran for Governor of New York on the Democratic ticket and was elected.
He had the same first and last name as Union General and Governor of New York John Adams Dix, and was many times in the newspapers referred to as a nephew, or a first cousin once removed (i.e. the son of a first cousin) of John Adams Dix, but John Alden Dix had no known family relationship with John Adams Dix, who had no paternal first cousins at all.
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- "The Ten Year Book of Cornell University Volume 2 1868–1888 pp.87".
- Douglas-Thomson genealogy at schenectadyhistory.org
- "The Dix Ancestry" transcription of a letter to the New York Times by Warren R. Dix, of September 24, 1908
|Party political offices|
Lewis S. Chanler
|Democratic Party nominee for Lieutenant Governor of New York
Thomas F. Conway
William. J. Conners
|Chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee
Winfield A. Huppuch
|Governor of New York