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John Alden Dix

American politician

Died when: 67 years 106 days (807 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn

 

John Alden Dix

John Alden Dix (December 25, 1860 – April 9, 1928) was an American businessman and politician who served as 38th Governor of New York from January 1911 to December 1912.

A native of Glens Falls, New York, Dix attended Cornell University before becoming active in several Dix family business ventures.

He later expanded into the lumber and paper industries, where his success made him wealthy.Dix became active in politics as a Democratic Party, and served terms as chairman of the Washington County Democratic Committee and the New York State Democratic Committee.

In 1908, Dix was an unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York.In 1910, Dix was the successful Democratic nominee for governor, and he served one two-year term, January 1911 to December 1912.

His term was largely concerned with issues of workplace safety in the wake of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.In 1912, Dix ran for reelection, but lost the Democratic nomination to William Sulzer.

After leaving the governorship, Dix returned to management of his business interests.In retirement he became a resident of Santa Barbara, California.

He died in New York City in 1928, and was buried in Albany, New York.


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