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Henry Aldous Dixon

Henry Aldous Dixon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1961
Preceded by Douglas R. Stringfellow
Succeeded by M. Blaine Peterson
Personal details
Born (1890-06-29)June 29, 1890
Provo, Utah
Died January 22, 1967(1967-01-22) (aged 76)
Ogden, Utah
Political party Republican
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Occupation College President
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Henry Aldous Dixon (June 29, 1890 – January 22, 1967) was a U.S. Representative from Utah and president of Weber College and Utah State Agricultural College.


Born in Provo, Utah County, Utah, Dixon attended the public schools until high school, when he attended private Brigham Young High School, from which he graduated in 1909. He graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in 1914, from the University of Chicago in 1917, and from the University of Southern California in 1937.


Dixon was an instructor at Weber College from 1914 to 1918, and served as the college's president twice, in 1919–1920 and 1937–1953. Between these presidential terms, he served as superintendent of Provo city schools from 1920–1924 and again in 1932-1937. Between these two terms as superintendent, from 1924 to 1932, Dixon was managing vice president of Farmers & Merchants Bank. During his second term as president of Weber College, he was a member of the President's Commission on Higher Education (1946–1948), a member of the board of directors of Salt Lake Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (1945–1951), and director of the Association of Junior Colleges (1950–1954).

After heading Weber College, he became president of Utah State Agricultural College (which later became Utah State University) at Logan, Utah from August 1953

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