Thomas Dixon

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Birthday
11, 1864
Birthplace
Shelby, NC
Death Date
Apr 3, 1946 (82)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
11, 1864
Birthplace
Shelby, NC
Death Date
Apr 3, 1946 (82)

About

An American minister, lawyer, and author, he is best known for his 1905 novel, The Clansman. His other famous works include The Fall of a Nation and The Leopard's Spots.

Before Fame

He was deeply affected by a childhood experience in which he witnessed the Ku Klux Klan's murder of a black man who had been accused by a white woman of rape.

Trivia

After graduating from law school, he earned a seat on the North Carolina General Assembly. He later became a Baptist minister.

Family Life

He was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He married Madelyn Donovan in 1939.

Associated With

His novel, The Clansman, was made into the film, The Birth of a Nation, by D.W. Griffith.