Joseph Dixon (North Carolina)

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Joseph Dixon (April 9, 1828 – March 3, 1883) was a U.S. Representative from North Carolina for a brief period (1870–1871).

Dixon was born near Farmville, North Carolina, on April 9, 1828. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and also in the mercantile business. Dixon was appointed colonel of the North Carolina State Militia soon after the Civil War and served as a local judge in 1864 and 1865. He was then elected to serve a term as a member of the State House of Commons (1865–1867).

When Congressman David Heaton of North Carolina's 2nd congressional district died in office, Dixon was elected as a Republican to fill Heaton's vacant seat in the Forty-first Congress. Dixon took his seat December 5, 1870, and served until March 3, 1871; he was not a candidate for renomination in 1870. He was later appointed as a United States Commissioner of Claims in 1871 and 1872; resumed agricultural pursuits, and was a delegate from Greene County to the State constitutional convention in 1875. Dixon died near Fountain Hill, Pitt County, N.C., March 3, 1883.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David Heaton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 2nd congressional district

1870–1871
Succeeded by
Charles Thomas