Dixon, Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell Dixon (1866-1940)

Stephen Mitchell Dixon, civil engineer, was born in Dublin in 1866. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin where he studied experimental science and worked as demonstrator to Dr. W.A. Trail in the Engineering School.

Dixon worked for the Portrush Electric Railway Company, which connected Portrush with the Giant's Causeway, the first in the world to be powered by hydro-electricity.

Dixon held many chairs of engineering including New Brunswick in Nova Scotia, Dalhouse in Halifax, Birmingham and Imperial College London. During the First World War he worked with the Ministry of Munitions and he served in France with the royal Engineers. He was awarded the O.B.E. in 1937.

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