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December 9, 2003
On December 3, 2003, YERBY DAVID DIXON; beloved husband of Judie McLaughlin Dixon; loving father of Stephen McLaughlin and his wife Kathryn, David "DJ" McLaughlin-Dixon, Eric Dixon and Meagan Lane; loving son of the late Yerby Alexander Dixon and Vivian Lorraine Dixon; cherished grandfather of Daniel Dylan and Drew Lane; loving brother of Walter Cole and his wife Carol, Patricia Aughtry and her husband Larry, Richard Dixon, Alexis Porter and her husband...
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By Dan Rodricks and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2012
Richard N. Dixon, a Carroll County custodian's son who combined financial expertise as a stockbroker with political savvy as a state delegate to become Maryland's first African-American treasurer, died Thursday after suffering a stroke two days earlier. He was 74. Mr. Dixon, a conservative Democrat in an overwhelmingly white and increasingly Republican Carroll County, served in the Maryland House of Delegates for 14 years. Carroll voters have sent no Democratic legislator to Annapolis since Mr. Dixon's fourth and last election, in 1994.
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By Peter A. Jay | February 1, 1996
HAVRE De GRACE -- Today at Morgan State University, Del. Richard Dixon of Carroll County will be sworn in as the next treasurer of the state of Maryland. The ceremony itself will be routine, but it has fascinating implications for the state in general and the Democratic Party in particular.Maryland treasurers are elected by the legislature, and while the office is important, treasurers traditionally keep a low profile. But Mr. Dixon, a four-term Democrat, has the potential to become, almost overnight, one of Maryland's best-known and most interesting public officials.
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By Bob Allen | June 9, 2012
One day after his death, Richard Dixon, 74, was the subject of tributes and accolades sweeping across all of Carroll County — where he was born and raised, built a family and served his community as a school board member, state delegate and Maryland treasurer. "He was an outstanding gentleman, and he did a wonderful job serving on the board of education, in the House of Delegates and as the state treasurer, and he did a wonderful job for Carroll County," said Jean Lewis, president of the Carroll County chapter of the NAACP.
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By Barry Rascovar | June 25, 2000
RICHARD DIXON isn't shy about telling folks he's the best state treasurer ever. He's not timid about extolling his investment prowess, either. Maryland's pension funds are in great hands. Just ask him. But Mr. Dixon now finds himself heaped in controversy. He says it's much ado about nothing. Some well-connected legislators, though, worry that he's creating problems that could be his undoing. Mr. Dixon, 62, got his current job through his General Assembly connections. He represented Carroll County in the House of Delegates for three-plus terms.
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By Bob Allen | June 9, 2012
One day after his death, Richard Dixon, 74, was the subject of tributes and accolades sweeping across all of Carroll County — where he was born and raised, built a family and served his community as a school board member, state delegate and Maryland treasurer. "He was an outstanding gentleman, and he did a wonderful job serving on the board of education, in the House of Delegates and as the state treasurer, and he did a wonderful job for Carroll County," said Jean Lewis, president of the Carroll County chapter of the NAACP.
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By Dan Rodricks and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2012
Richard N. Dixon, a Carroll County custodian's son who combined financial expertise as a stockbroker with political savvy as a state delegate to become Maryland's first African-American treasurer, died Thursday after suffering a stroke two days earlier. He was 74. Mr. Dixon, a conservative Democrat in an overwhelmingly white and increasingly Republican Carroll County, served in the Maryland House of Delegates for 14 years. Carroll voters have sent no Democratic legislator to Annapolis since Mr. Dixon's fourth and last election, in 1994.
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January 5, 1997
FOR YEARS, it now seems clear, Maryland officials failed to employ basic accounting practices to reconcile state government's bank accounts. At one time, this led to a discrepancy of an astounding $240 million. But when Richard N. Dixon was elected state treasurer by the legislature last year, he pledged to reconcile the state's bank books rapidly.It took three months and and the help of outside accountants to wade through the mass of state bank receipts and disbursements that amounts to more than $53 billion a year.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | January 7, 1997
NOT LONG after he became Maryland state treasurer, Richard N. Dixon asked for a meeting with his bosses, the General Assembly's presiding officers.Dixon had an embarrassing and perhaps costly problem to report: The state's checkbook had not been balanced for, ahem, six years, not since sometime in 1989.Dixon, elected early last year, said this failure was "incomprehensible" and "scary." Massive sums of money flow in and out of state accounts -- $53 billion in fiscal year 1995.With that level of bill-paying and banking activity, the dimensions of undetected losses could have been immense.
NEWS
November 4, 1990
The Maryland League of Conservation endorsed Ellen Willis, candidate in the delegate race for District 5A."We endorsed Ellen Willis because of her excellent responses to our questions during our interview with her and her strong environmental background," said Joan Willey, chair of the league. "The people of Carroll County care deeply about the environment and deserve to be represented in the Maryland General Assembly by Willis."Delegate Richard Dixon, D-Carroll, also was endorsed.
NEWS
December 9, 2003
On December 3, 2003, YERBY DAVID DIXON; beloved husband of Judie McLaughlin Dixon; loving father of Stephen McLaughlin and his wife Kathryn, David "DJ" McLaughlin-Dixon, Eric Dixon and Meagan Lane; loving son of the late Yerby Alexander Dixon and Vivian Lorraine Dixon; cherished grandfather of Daniel Dylan and Drew Lane; loving brother of Walter Cole and his wife Carol, Patricia Aughtry and her husband Larry, Richard Dixon, Alexis Porter and her husband...
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By Barry Rascovar | June 25, 2000
RICHARD DIXON isn't shy about telling folks he's the best state treasurer ever. He's not timid about extolling his investment prowess, either. Maryland's pension funds are in great hands. Just ask him. But Mr. Dixon now finds himself heaped in controversy. He says it's much ado about nothing. Some well-connected legislators, though, worry that he's creating problems that could be his undoing. Mr. Dixon, 62, got his current job through his General Assembly connections. He represented Carroll County in the House of Delegates for three-plus terms.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | January 7, 1997
NOT LONG after he became Maryland state treasurer, Richard N. Dixon asked for a meeting with his bosses, the General Assembly's presiding officers.Dixon had an embarrassing and perhaps costly problem to report: The state's checkbook had not been balanced for, ahem, six years, not since sometime in 1989.Dixon, elected early last year, said this failure was "incomprehensible" and "scary." Massive sums of money flow in and out of state accounts -- $53 billion in fiscal year 1995.With that level of bill-paying and banking activity, the dimensions of undetected losses could have been immense.
NEWS
January 5, 1997
FOR YEARS, it now seems clear, Maryland officials failed to employ basic accounting practices to reconcile state government's bank accounts. At one time, this led to a discrepancy of an astounding $240 million. But when Richard N. Dixon was elected state treasurer by the legislature last year, he pledged to reconcile the state's bank books rapidly.It took three months and and the help of outside accountants to wade through the mass of state bank receipts and disbursements that amounts to more than $53 billion a year.
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By Peter A. Jay | February 1, 1996
HAVRE De GRACE -- Today at Morgan State University, Del. Richard Dixon of Carroll County will be sworn in as the next treasurer of the state of Maryland. The ceremony itself will be routine, but it has fascinating implications for the state in general and the Democratic Party in particular.Maryland treasurers are elected by the legislature, and while the office is important, treasurers traditionally keep a low profile. But Mr. Dixon, a four-term Democrat, has the potential to become, almost overnight, one of Maryland's best-known and most interesting public officials.
NEWS
April 24, 1998
A photograph on the cover of yesterday's Maryland section misidentified the man accompanying former Gov. William Donald Schaefer at the dedication of Morgan State University's new engineering building. The man in the photo is State Treasurer Richard N. Dixon.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 4/24/98
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October 22, 1990
The Sun strongly recommends a vote for Democrat J. Jeffrey Griffith in District 5. The religious fanaticism and inexperience of his opponent, Larry Haines, would harm Carroll's interests. Mr. Griffith, in contrast, has done an outstanding job as a two-term commissioner, advocating planned growth, regional cooperation and responsible tax policies to underwrite new services.District 5 has two contested delegate seats. We recommend Democratic incumbent Richard Dixon and Ellen Willis. Mr. Dixon is a strong advocate of conservative fiscal policies.
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