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Transcribed biography of Clinton A. Nixon

CLINTON A. NIXON, D. D. S. - Clinton A. Nixon was born in Muncie, Indiana, on September 27, 1874, the son of Sebastian and Rue (McAlister) Nixon, both of whom were born in the State of Pennsylvania. The paternal grandfather was born in Ireland, and his wife was a native of Scotland. Doctor Nixon is one of three children born to his parents: William; Addie, who was the wife of Charles Unger, but has passed away; and Clinton A.

Doctor Nixon attended the Muncie schools, and graduated in the pharmacy department from Valparaiso University. He then entered the Chicago Dental College, where he received his degree in 1902; immediately thereafter he established his practice in Hobart, Indiana. Two years later he removed to Valparaiso, and opened an office at his present location. A very interesting period of Doctor Nixon's life was the four years of service with the Walter L. Mains circus. In boyhood he had become a proficient acrobat, and became so expert in this that he found little difficulty in securing a professional engagement. For four years he traveled throughout the country, and occupied a fine place in this entertainment.

Doctor Nixon was united in marriage with Mabel, daughter of James and Desdemona McConahy of VanWert, Ohio, on June 25, 1901. To this union were born two sons: Russell, a law student at the University of Wisconsin; and James, who is now an advertising specialist. Both boys are excellent musicians; Russell, through his proficiency as a soloist, earned his way around the world in 1925.

Doctor Nixon stands high in his profession both locally and throughout the state generally. He served as a member of the Board of Indiana State Dental Examiners by appointment of Dr. J. N. Hurty. He is also a member of the Dental Educational Council of America, being one of fifteen who make up this board. He read a paper on porcelain jacket crowns before the national conventions in Chicago and Boston, and also read an original paper on focil infection before the Indianapolis Dental Society. He is a member of the Masonic order, Elks; Kiwanis Club, and the leading professional associations.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 259-260

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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