Historical Rosters Database
Robert Rae DixonRoster ID 10953
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1934|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Robert R. Dixon, Class of 1934 (non-graduate). Genealogy: Born April 8, 1911. His father's name was John Rae. His original given name was John Robertson Rae. His father died in 1917, and he was subsequently adopted by Wilbur Dixon. Education: High School- Tennessee Military Academy, Sweetwater, TN; enrolled at VMI on Spetmber 8, 1930 and attended for 2 academic years (1930-1931 & 1931-1932); transferred to and graduated from Springfield College (Springfield, MA). Career: Broadcast announcer and TV personality; "TV cowboy" host of "the Chuck Wagon" on WCBS-TV NY and "The Chuck Wagon Playhouse" on CBS; longtime friend of journalist Edward R. Murrow and Mr. Murrow's announcer. Marriage/family: Married 3 times; Had two children with his first wife and adopted the two children of his second wife. Other sources: An obituary appears in the New York Times of September 13, 1998.|