Joseph Dixon (North Carolina)

Joseph Dixon (* April 9, 1828 in Farmville, Pitt County, North Carolina; † March 3, 1883 in Fountain Hill, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1870 and 1871 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Dixon attended the public schools of his home. At times, he has also taught privately. After leaving school, he worked in agriculture and trade. After the Civil War he was a colonel in the militia of North Carolina. In the years 1864 and 1865 he was District Judge.

Dixon joined the Republican Party. Between 1865 and 1867 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina. After the death of Mr David Heaton he was in the overdue election for the second seat from North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 5 December 1870. Since he did not run in the regular congressional elections of 1870, he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1871.

In the years 1871 and 1872 Joseph Dixon worked for the federal government as a Commissioner of Claims. Then he continued his activities in agriculture. In 1875 he was a delegate at a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of North Carolina. He died on March 3, 1883 near Fountain Hill.