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DIXON, Alexander, Canadian clergyman, born in Longford, Ireland, about 1820. He immigrated to Canada with his parents, and settled in Toronto (then Little York). He was graduated with distinction at King's College, Toronto, and, after passing through a divinity course, was ordained a deacon in Hamilton. After serving for a few months as curate to the Rev. Dr. Atkinson, in St. Catharines, in 1850 he was appointed rector of Louth and Port Dalhousie, where he remained until appointed rector of Guelph, in 1875. While in Guelph he was for a time joint editor with the Rev. J. G. D. McKenzie of "The Church," was for several years special correspondent of "The London Guardian," likewise of a New York paper, and also wrote reviews for a Toronto daily. In 1883 he was appointed archdeacon of Guelph.
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