Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Richard N. Dixon (1938-2012)
MSA SC 3520-12212


Born in Westminster, Maryland on April 17, 1938.  Attended Robert Moton School, Westminster; Morgan State University, B.S., 1960, M.B.A., 1975.  Married; two children.  Died June 7, 2012.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Carroll County, 1983-96.  Member, Appropriations Committee, 1983-96; Education and Economic Development Subcommittee.  Member, Oversight Committee on Pensions; Chair, Capital Budget Subcommittee.  Member, Special Joint Committee on Economic Development Strategy, 1990; Special Joint Committee on Energy Pricing, 1990-91; Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 1987-88; Joint Expenditure Study Group on Law Enforcement and Transportation, 1991; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1987-96.  House chair, Joint Budget and Audit Committee, 1988-94.  Co-chair, Special Joint Committee on Pensions.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Assistant vice-president, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.  Served in U.S. Army, 1960-68; attained rank of captain; one and one-half years in 101st Airborne; received bronze star in Vietnam.  President, Carroll County Board of Education, 1975-77; member, 1970-78.  Member, Governor's Commission on Funding Public Education, 1977; Commission to Study the Judicial Branch of Government, 1981-82; Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, 1981-84; Task Force on the Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School, 1991.  State treasurer, 1996-2002.

Chair, Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 1996-2002.  Member, Board of Public Works, 1996-2002; Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 1996-2002; Board of State Canvassers, 1996-2002; Governor's Salary Commission, 1996-2002; Hall of Records Commission, 1996-2002; Maryland Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority, 1996-2002; Procurement Advisory Council, 1996-2002; Board of Revenue Estimates, 1996-2002; Maryland State Employees Surety Bond Committee, 1996-2002; Maryland Teachers and State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans, 1996-2002; Maryland Higher Education Investment Program Board, 1997-2002.  Chair and treasurer, Board of Trustees of the State Retirement and Pension System, 1998-2002; vice-chair, 1996-98.  Trustee, Commission on Secondary Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; former trustee of the Association's Commission on Secondary Schools.  Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; National Rifle Association, the Boule Fraternity.  Life member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.  President, Former Students of Robert Moton School, Inc.  Honorary Doctor of Laws, Western Maryland College, 1988. First Citizen Award, 2002.

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