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Blair Rixon Collection
2001.19, 2001.42, 2001.61  
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Description
The Blair Rixon Collection consists of personal papers, photo albums, newspaper clippings, plaques and personal mementos of W. Blair Rixon and his wife. Also in the collection is a diploma for the graduation of Blair’s father, Albert W. Rixon, from the San Francisco Commercial School in 1892.
Background
Born in San Francisco in 1908, Rixon briefly served as a deputy district attorney for Contra Costa County in the 1940s, and then in 1948 became a Brentwood City Court Judge and later a Municipal Court Judge in Brentwood and Pittsburg. He retired in 1974. Among his personal letters stored in Box #3 is correspondence from the 1950s between Rixon and his childhood friend Morey Amsterdam, who later gained fame for his role on the Dick Van Dyke television show. Rixon and Amsterdam were schoolmates at the Pacific Heights School in San Francisco.
Extent
7 boxes
Restrictions
Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.
Availability
Collection is open for research.