Lewis, Dixon Hall, 1802-1848

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U.S. senator and representative of Alabama.

From the description of Letters of Dixon Hall Lewis, 1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014931

U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator.

From the description of Letters, 1838. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36200176

Politician Dixon H. Lewis (1802-1848) graduated from South Carolina College in 1820, and then moved to Autauga County, Alabama where he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823. He practiced law in Montgomery and was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives from 1826 to 1828. In 1829, Lewis was elected to the U. S. House of Representative as a States Rights Democrat a position he held until 1844. Governor Benjamin Fitzpatrick then appointed Lewis to a vacant Senate seat, which he held until his death in 1848. Lewis is best known as the heaviest member in Congressional history, weighing as much as 500 pounds.

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LEWIS, Dixon Hall, (1802-1848). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed July 7, 2011.

From the guide to the Lewis, Dixon H. Papers, 1833-1865, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Politician Dixon H. Lewis (1802-1848) graduated from South Carolina College in 1820, and then moved to Autauga County, Alabama where he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823.

He practiced law in Montgomery and was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives from 1826 to 1828. In 1829, Lewis was elected to the U. S. House of Representative as a States Rights Democrat a position he held until 1844. Governor Benjamin Fitzpatrick then appointed Lewis to a vacant Senate seat, which he held until his death in 1848. Lewis is best known as the heaviest member in Congressional history, weighing as much as 500 pounds.

From the description of Lewis, Dixon H., Papers, 1833-1865 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 760090026

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referencedIn Lewis, Dixon H., 1802-1848. Lewis, Dixon H., Papers, 1833-1865 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Crawford, Thomas Hartley, 1786-1863. Thomas Hartley Crawford papers, 1827-1862 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Fitzpatrick, Benjamin, 1802-1869. Benjamin Fitzpatrick papers, 1819-1892 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Lewis, Dixon H. Papers, 1833-1865 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Okie, A. Howard (Abraham Howard). Papers, 1842-1868 and undated. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Hubbard, David, 1792-1874. David Hubbard papers, 1807-1871. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Lewis, Dixon H. Papers, 1833-1865 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Lewis, Dixon H., 1802-1848. Lewis, Dixon H., Papers, 1833-1865 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Hall family. Papers, 1785-1923. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Lewis, Dixon Hall, 1802-1848. Letters of Dixon Hall Lewis, 1842. Library of Congress
referencedIn Coryell, Lewis S., 1788-1865. Correspondence, 1806-1867. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Lewis, Dixon Hall, 1802-1848. Letters, 1838. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Coryell, Lewis S., 1788-1865. person
associatedWith Crawford, Thomas Hartley, 1786-1863. person
associatedWith Fitzpatrick, Benjamin, 1802-1869. person
associatedWith Hall family. family
associatedWith Hubbard, David, 1792-1874. person
associatedWith Lewis, Dixon H., 1802-1848 person
associatedWith Okie, A. Howard (Abraham Howard) person
associatedWith United States. Congress. House of Representatives corporateBody
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Alabama
United States
Alabama
United States
Alabama
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Statesmen
Statesmen--Alabama
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Representatives, U.S. Congress--Alabama
Senators, U.S. Congress--Alabama
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Birth 1802-08-10

Death 1848-10-25

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