Sen. Alan Dixon funeral

Published at 5:46 p.m. on July 14, 2014 | Modified at 5:47 p.m. on July 14, 2014

Federal, state and local politicians swapped stories with Alan Dixon's golf buddies and people who worked for and with him through the years, many of them wearing Dixon campaign buttons. There were a few tears, but a lot more laughs. And that's how those who remembered him knew Dixon would have wanted it. Funeral services were held Monday morning for former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon at Lindenwood University-Belleville Belleville, Illinois who began his political career in 1949 as a magistrate, died July 6, 2014 at the age of 86 after an illness Read more here:

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