William Gray Dixon

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William Gray Dixon (1854–1928) was a Scottish Presbyterian minister.

Dixon was born in Paisley, Scotland, and studied at Ayr Academy and the University of Glasgow.[1] In 1876 he was appointed Professor of the English Language and Literature at the Imperial College of Engineering in Tokyo. Dixon returned to Scotland in 1880, and studied theology at New College, Edinburgh. He then moved to Melbourne and was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. He later served in churches in Warrnambool and Auckland.[1]

Dixon wrote The Land of the Morning (1882), about Japan, and The Romance of the Catholic Presbyterian Church (1918), a history of Presbyterianism.


  1. ^ a b "The Rev. William Gray Dixon". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. Victoria University of Wellington. Retrieved 20 October 2015.