Archibald Dixon "Archibald Dixon" (April 2, 1802 - April 23, 1876) was a Kentucky politician who held numerous Kentucky and U.S. national political offices.
Dixon was born near Redhouse, North Carolina, moving with his parents to Henderson, Kentucky in 1805. Educated by his mother and attending common schools, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1824, practicing in Henderson with Lazarus W. Powell (who later became Governor of Kentucky). Dixon was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1830 ati 1841, and was a member of the Kentucky Senate in 1836. In 1843 he was Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky.
Later, Dixon was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1849 and was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Clay. Dixon served in the Senate from September 1, 1852 until March 3, 1855. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1854 and resumed the practice of law. He died in Henderson, and is buried in Fernwood Cemetery.
Preceded by: David Meriwether (senator) United States Senator (Class 3) from Kentucky 1852 - 1855 Succeeded by: John J. Crittenden