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Fitz Eugene DIXON

American Fitz Eugene DIXON

American educator, sportsman, and philanthropist

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on August 14, 1923 in Winter Harbor, Maine USA
Died: on August 02, 2006 in Abington, Pennsylvania, USA


He was the son of banker Fitz Eugene Dixon, Sr. and wife Eleanor Widener, a member of the wealthy Philadelphia Widener family. His grandfather, George D. Widener, and uncle, Harry Elkins Widener, died in the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic. The Dixons built "Ronaele Manor" ("Eleanor" spelled backward), an Elizabethan mansion, in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, where Fitz Jr. grew up.

Fitz Jr. graduated from Philadelphia's Episcopal Academy, then Harvard University, after which he returned to Episcopal to teach English, French, and Health; he also coached the school's squash, tennis, and 120-pound football teams and served as director of athletics and assistant to the headmaster.

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