Dixon was born in 1915 in Portland, Oregon; BA, Oregon State College, 1938; MA, University of Wisconsin, 1939; Ph.D., Princeton,
1944; assistant professor of mathematics (1942-44, 1945-46), University of Oklahoma; associate professor, then professor of
mathematics (1946-55), University of Oregon; in 1955 became professor of preventive medicine, UCLA; served as chairman of
the department of biomathematics (1967-74), wrote Introduction to statistical analysis, 3rd edition (with F.J. Massey, 1969);
assoc. editor of Biometrics (1955-65) and Annals of Mathematical Statistics (1955-58).
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