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Lewis, Dixon Hall, 1802-1848

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1802-08-10
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1848-10-25
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1826
        • Affiliation End: 1828
        • Organization: (naf) Alabama. General Assembly. House of Representatives
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1829
        • Affiliation End: 1844
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1844
        • Affiliation End: 1848
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Democratic Party (U.S.)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Dinwiddie County (Va.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
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    • found: Coryell, L.S. Correspondence, 1806-1867(Dixon Hall Lewis; b. 1802; d. 1848)
    • found: Biographical directory of the United States Congress, viewed July 12, 2018(Lewis, Dixon Hall, (nephew of Bolling Hall), a Representative and a Senator from Alabama; born on Bothwick plantation, Dinwiddie County, Va., August 10, 1802; moved to Hancock County, Ga., with his parents in 1806; graduated from Mount Zion Academy and from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1820; moved to Autauga County, Ala., the same year; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823, and commenced the practice of law in Montgomery, Ala.; member, State house of representatives 1826-1828; elected as a States Rights Democrat to the Twenty-first and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1829, to April 22, 1844, when he resigned, having been appointed Senator; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses); appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William R. King; reelected in 1847 and served from April 22, 1844, until his death in New York City on October 25, 1848; chairman, Committee on Finance (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee on Retrenchment (Twenty-ninth Congress); interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
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    • 1992-10-22: new
    • 2018-07-13: revised
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