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U.S. Senate honors Alan Dixon

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  • Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon died Sunday.

    Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon died Sunday.
    Associated Press/June 30, 1995

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD -- The U.S. Senate has approved a resolution honoring former Sen. Alan Dixon, who died

Sunday at age 86 at his home in Fairview Heights.

The Senate passed the resolution Monday. U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk introduced it.

Dixon was an Illinois Democrat and his career in national and state politics spanned more than 40 consecutive years in public office.

Dixon was in the U.S. Senate from 1981 to 1993. He served as the third-ranking Democrat and chaired a subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee.

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