James Stedman Dixon

Biography of James Stedman Dixon

James Stedman Dixon (b 1846) endowed a lectureship in Mining Engineering in 1902 and increased the endowment five years later to found the James S Dixon Chair of Mining. The founding ordnance was repealed in 1980 and the endowment was subsequently used to found the James S Dixon Chair of Applied Geology.

Dixon was the son of a stockbroker who attended classes in Engineering at the University. He became an apprentice to a mining engineer in 1863 and subsequently a partner in the firm, but later gave up engineering to become a mine owner in Lanarkshire. Dixon was one of the leading figures in the British mining industry, serving as President of the Lanarkshire Coalmasters' Association; the Coalmasters' Insurance Association; the Mining Institute of Scotland and the Institution of Mining Engineers of Great Britain. He was a leading member of the Conservative Party in Lanarkshire.


James Stedman Dixon

Born 1846.
University Link: Alumnus, Benefactor
Occupation categories: coalmasters
Record last updated: 12th Jun 2007

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