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DIXON, Nathan Fellows, senator, born in Plainfield, Connecticut, in 1774; died in Washington, D. C., 29 January 1842. He was graduated at Brown in 1799, studied law, and in 1802 settled in Rhode Island. He was elected a member of the general assembly of that state in 1813, and served in that capacity until 1830. From 1839 till 1842 he was a U. S. senator.
His son, Nathan Fellows, lawyer, born in Westerly, R. I., 1 May 1812: died there, 11 April 1861, was graduated at Brown in 1833, attended the Law Schools at New Haven and Cambridge, and practiced his profession in Connecticut and Rhode Island from 1840 till 1849. He was elected to congress from Rhode Island in 1849, and was one of the governor's council appointed by the general assembly during the Dorr troubles of 1842. In 1844 he was a presidential elector, and in 1851 was elected as a Whig to the general assembly of his state, where, with the exception of two years, he held office until 1859. In 1863 he went to congress as a Republican, and served as a member of the committee on commerce. He was a member of the 39th, 40th, and 41st congresses, and declined reelection in 1870. He, however, resumed his service in the general assembly, being elected successively from 1872 till 1877.
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