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Longtime UALR history professor Dixon dies

By ArkansasOnline

This article was published October 30, 2012 at 8:58 a.m.

— Richard Dixon, an assistant professor of history at Little Rock University, now the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, died Monday. He was 86.

Dixon earned an associate's degree at Little Rock Junior College, which became Little Rock University, where he was president of the Foreign Relations Club and president of the sophomore class, UALR said in a statement.

The university said Dixon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1954 from Southwestern at Memphis, later Rhodes College, and a master's degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Dixon became an assistant professor in 1957, the year the junior college became Little Rock University.

“He had a mind for minute details of the history of this institution, of Little Rock, and of Arkansas that continued to amaze us all down through the years after his retirement. He was one of a kind and will be long remembered,” UALR Chancellor Joel E. Anderson said in a statement.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: UALR-Richard B. Dixon Scholarship Fund, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR, 72204.

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