Eagle Archive: Recalling Richard Dixon, and a son’s pride in his father’s legacy

Eagle Archive: Recalling Richard Dixon, and a son’s pride in his father’s legacy

Kevin Dayhoff – Baltimore Sun Recalling Richard Dixon

Eagle Archive: Recalling Richard Dixon, and a son’s pride in his father’s legacy

On March 5, 2010 Bernie Jones, a member of the Carroll Community College Foundation board of directors, introduced Timothy A. Dixon as a guest speaker for an author’s book talk at the 13th annual Random House Book Fair. Tim Dixon wrote a book, “Maryland’s First Black State Treasurer” about his father Richard N. Dixon. (2005 Photo by Kevin Dayhoff / June 15, 2012)  
1994 election campaign poster photo courtesy of “Maryland’s First Black Treasurer-Richard Dixon” by Richard N. Dixon’s son, Timothy A. Dixon. The book is available at the Historical Society of Carroll County.
On March 5, 2010 Bernie Jones, a member of the Carroll Community College Foundation board of directors, introduced Timothy A. Dixon as a guest speaker for an author’s book talk at the 13th annual Random House Book Fair. Tim Dixon wrote a book, “Maryland’s First Black State Treasurer” about his father Richard N. Dixon. (2005 Photo by Kevin Dayhoff / June 15, 2012)
It is a sad circumstance that in the past two weeks, we have said farewell to two people who have meant so much to our community.
Last week we mourned the loss of Westminster‘s Stan Ruchlewicz.
This week, our county and our state said good-bye to a dedicated public official and pioneer, Richard N. Dixon.
Dixon, 74, a New Windsor resident, former Maryland state treasurer and member of the House of Delegates, died June 7 from complications of a stroke. After a service on June 12, in the Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University, he was laid to rest in St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Cemetery in Sykesville.
Those active in Carroll County leadership in the 1970s through the 2002 knew Dixon as a steadfast, consistent and stalwart public servant.
He set the standard for representational government and constituent service. He never failed to represent the best interests of the voters from Carroll County, and did so with uncommon wisdom and uncanny common sense.
I vividly recall several years ago — it was March 5, 2010 — when Dixon’s son, Timothy Dixon, gave an author’s book talk at the 13th annual Random House Book Fair at Carroll Community College… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0617-20120615,0,2507351.story

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