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S. Frederick Nixon


Samuel Frederick Nixon December 8, 1860 Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York - October 10, 1905 Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York was an American businessman and politician

Lifeedit

He was educated at Westfield High School and graduated from Hamilton College in 1881

He had interests in railroad companies, and operated a marble and granite works, a box factory and various other enterprises in and around Westfield

In 1884, he was elected Trustee of the Village of Westfield In 1886, he was elected Supervisor of the Town of Westfield Later he was elected Chairman of the Chautauqua County Board of Supervisors for 14 annual terms

He was a member of the New York State Assembly Chautauqua Co, 1st D in 1888, 1889, 1890

He was again a member of the State Assembly in 1894, 1895 both Chautauqua Co, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904 and 1905 all ten Chautauqua Co, 2nd D; and was Speaker from 1899 to 1905 He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1904

In the summer of 1905, he travelled to visit the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Oregon, but returned already ill A few weeks later he developed "blood poisoning" and underwent two operations, but died shortly thereafter His home, the Nixon Homestead, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 19831

Sourcesedit

  • "SPEAKER NIXON DIES IN WESTFIELD HOME; End Comes Four Hours after Operation" PDF The New York Times October 11, 1905 

Referencesedit

  1. ^ National Park Service 2009-03-13 "National Register Information System" National Register of Historic Places National Park Service 
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Dana P Horton
New York State Assembly
Chautauqua County, 1st District

1888–1890
Succeeded by
Walter C Gifford
Preceded by
Egburt E Woodbury
New York State Assembly
Chautauqua County

1894–1895
Succeeded by
district split
Preceded by
new district
New York State Assembly
Chautauqua County, 2nd District

1896–1905
Succeeded by
Henry K Williams
Political offices
Preceded by
James M E O'Grady
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
1899–1905
Succeeded by
James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr


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