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.
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.
Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.
Collection is open for research.