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Lewis, Dixon Hall, 1802-1848

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Personal name headingLewis, Dixon Hall, 1802-1848
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Birth date1802-08-10
Death date1848-10-25
Place of birthDinwiddie County (Va.)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
AffiliationAlabama. General Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLawyers Legislators
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Found inCoryell, L.S. Correspondence, 1806-1867 (Dixon Hall Lewis; b. 1802; d. 1848)
Biographical directory of the United States Congress, viewed July 12, 2018 (Lewis, Dixon Hall, (nephew of Bolling Hall), a Representative and a Senator from Alabama; born on Bothwick plantation, Dinwiddie County, Va., August 10, 1802; moved to Hancock County, Ga., with his parents in 1806; graduated from Mount Zion Academy and from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1820; moved to Autauga County, Ala., the same year; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823, and commenced the practice of law in Montgomery, Ala.; member, State house of representatives 1826-1828; elected as a States Rights Democrat to the Twenty-first and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1829, to April 22, 1844, when he resigned, having been appointed Senator; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses); appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William R. King; reelected in 1847 and served from April 22, 1844, until his death in New York City on October 25, 1848; chairman, Committee on Finance (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee on Retrenchment (Twenty-ninth Congress); interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.)