Julian C. Dixon

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Julian C. Dixon
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 32nd district
In office
January 3, 1993 – December 8, 2000
Preceded by Glenn M. Anderson
Succeeded by Diane Watson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 28th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
Succeeded by Karen Bass
Member of the California State Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born August 8, 1934
Washington, D.C.
Died December 8, 2000(2000-12-08) (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California
Resting place Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bettye Lee
Children Cary Gordon Dixon
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1957–1960
Rank Sergeant
Battles/wars Vietnam

Julian Carey Dixon (August 8, 1934 – December 8, 2000) was an American politician from the state of California serving from 1979 until his death from a heart attack in Washington, D.C. in 2000.


Dixon was born in Washington D.C. and served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1960. He graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in 1962. He was elected to the California State Assembly as a Democrat in 1972, and served in that body for three terms. Dixon was elected to the House of Representatives in 1978. He chaired the rules committee at the 1984 Democratic National Convention and the ethics probe into Speaker Jim Wright. Dixon won re-election to the 107th United States Congress, but died of a heart attack in December 2000.[1]

The busy 7th Street / Metro Center / Julian Dixon transfer station for the Red Line, Purple Line, Blue Line and Expo Line in downtown Los Angeles is named after Dixon, with a plaque commemorating his role in obtaining the federal funding that enabled construction of the Metro Rail system. His alma mater, Southwestern University School of Law, in 2004 opened the Julian C. Dixon Courtroom and Advocacy Center in the former Bullocks Wilshire building. The Culver City branch of the Los Angeles County Library is also named in his honor, Culver City Julian Dixon Library.

The third revised edition of Black Americans in Congress 1870-2007 (House Document 108-224, Serial Set v.14904) is dedicated to the memory of Dixon. Remarks requesting this were made by several of his colleagues March 21, 2001 on the House floor during consideration of House Concurrent Resolution 43 of the 107th Congress which ordered the printing of the revised edition.[2]

Dixon was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood California.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Simon, Richard; Anderson, Nick (December 9, 2000). "Respected lawmaker Julian Dixon dies". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ Congressional Record [bound edition] v.147 pt.3, pp.4107-4112

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California Assembly
Preceded by
Yvonne Brathwaite
California State Assemblyman, 63rd District
Succeeded by
Robert M. McLennan
Preceded by
William H. Lancaster
California State Assemblyman, 49th District
Succeeded by
Gwen A. Moore
Political offices
Preceded by
Louis Stokes
Chairman of House Ethics Committee
Succeeded by
Louis Stokes
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Yvonne Braithwaite Burke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 28th congressional district

January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1993
Succeeded by
David Dreier
Preceded by
Glenn M. Anderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 32nd congressional district

January 3, 1993 - December 8, 2000
Succeeded by
Diane Watson