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Robert G. Dixon, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WUA-03-wua00037

This collection includes correspondence regarding student unrest and court case Belk vs. Eliot.  It also includes syllabi, outlines, notes, and tests from courses taught by Robert G. Dixon, Jr. at Washington University.


  • 1966-1979

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0.50 linear feet

1 boxes

Biographical or Historical Information

Robert G. Dixon, Jr. was a Professor of Law at Washington University during the 1970s.  He specialized in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, and legal aspects of public policy as lecturer, writer, and consultant.

He served as Assistant Attorney General of the United States in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice in 1973 and 1974.  He served as consultant to the United States Civil Service Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (U.S. Department of Justice), the National Commission on the Reform of Federal Criminal Laws, and he was a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.  In the American Bar Association he served on the Council of the Section of Administrative Law and was chairman of the Special Committee on the Legislative Veto, and was a member of the Committee on Federal Restrictions on Attorney’s Fees.  He participated in several cases on constitutional issues in the Supreme Court, and successfully argued the Connecticut reapportionment case in 1973.  In 1978, he received the George Washington University Alumni Achievement Award.

Before entering law, he taught political science at Syracuse University and the University of Maryland.  His law studies were at Stanford and George Washington Universities, and he received a Ph.D. in political science from Syracuse University.  He was formerly a professor of law at George Washington University.  He was Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Virginia in the spring of 1980 and died in May.

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to University Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by Leela Pandey in December 2005.

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  • 2020 September 17: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
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