Julian C. Dixon

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Julian Dixon
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Chair of House Ethics Committee
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1991
Preceded by Louis Stokes
Succeeded by Louis Stokes
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
from the 49th district
In office
1975–1979
Preceded by William H. Lancaster
Succeeded by Gwen Moore
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 63rd district
In office
1973–1975
Preceded by Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
Succeeded by Robert M. McLennan
Personal details
Born Perle Yvonne Watson
(1934-08-08)August 8, 1934
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died December 8, 2000(2000-12-08) (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Inglewood Park Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bettye Lee
Children 1
Education California State University, Los Angeles (BS)
Southwestern University (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1957–1960
Rank Sergeant
Battles/wars Vietnam War

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.

Biography[edit]

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]

References[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 Burke
Member of the California Assembly
from the 63rd district

1973–1975
Succeeded by
Robert M. McLennan
Preceded by
William H. Lancaster
Member of the California Assembly
from the 49th district

1975–1979
Succeeded by
Gwen Moore
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 28th congressional district

1979–1993
Succeeded by
Karen Bass
Preceded by
Glenn M. Anderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 32nd congressional district

1993–2000
Succeeded by
Diane Watson
Preceded by
Walter E. Fauntroy
Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus
1983–1985
Succeeded by
Mickey Leland
Preceded by
Louis Stokes
Chair of House Ethics Committee
1985–1991
Succeeded by
Louis Stokes