Death of Gen. John A. Dix. NEW YORK, April 21.--Gen. John A. Dix died to night at half past eleven o'clock. Gen. Dix was born in Boscowen, N.H., July 21, 1798, and served as an ensign in the war of 1812. Afterwards he studied law and began the practice of that profession in Cooperstown, N. Y. in 1828. Having identified himself with the democratic party, in 1830 he was made adjutant general of that State, and in 1833 was elected Secretary of State and superintendent of public schools. He entered the United States Senate from New York in 1845 to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Silas Wright as Governor. He was a free-soil democrat of which party he was the candidate for Governor in 1848, but was defeated. In 1853 he was made assistant treasurer of the United States in New York, but soon re- signed. When Hon. Howell Cobb resigned the Secretaryship of War, December 10m 1860, Gen. Dix was appointed in his place. He remained in that position under President Lincoln until suc- ceeded by Simon Cameron. When the was finally broke out he was made a major general of the New York militia, and on May 16, 1861, a major general of United States volunteers. He was placed in command of the department of Maryland, iwth headquarters at Baltimore, and in 1862 was transferred to Fortress Monroe, hav- ing command of the seventh army corps. During the riots of 1863 he was stationed in New York, and 1864-5 he commanded the department of the East. In September, 1866, he was appointed minister to France, which position he resigned in 1868 and returned to New York. In 1874 he was nominated for Governor by the republicans of New York, and was elected. In 1872 he was again nominated, but was defeated by Mr. Til- den. Since then he has not been actively en- gaged in politics.
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