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William P. Dixon


Centurion, 1894–1926

Full Name William Palmer Dixon

Born 19 March 1847 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 24 June 1926 in Lawrence, New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Courtlandt D. Moss and Samuel D. Babcock

Elected 5 May 1894 at age forty-seven

Century Memorial

William Palmer Dixon had been in active legal practice at New York for nearly fifty-seven consecutive years, having graduated from the Columbia Law School as far back as 1870. He was a highly successful administrator, and was trustee, director, or president for half a dozen of the largest banking, insurance and real estate corporations in the city.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1927 Century Association Yearbook