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William Dixon (c1889-1959) of Merz and McLellan
1960 Obituary 
WE learn with regret that Mr. William Dixon, a partner in Merz and McLellan died on December 31 last, at the age of seventy-one, after a short illness.
William Dixon began his technical education at Armstrong College, Newcastle. After a period of practical training with C. A. Parsons and Co., Ltd., he was on the technical staff of the company.
In 1911 he left to join Merz and McLellan as a junior engineer. He returned to this firm of consultants after serving in the Royal Engineers during the 1914-18 war, and he was taken into partnership in 1937. For many years he was the senior partner in the firm's Newcastle upon Tyne office. His interests in consultancy ranged over the whole field of electricity generation and supply, and he was closely concerned with many power schemes in London, the North East of England and overseas. Mr. Dixon served as chairman of the North Eastern Centre of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in the 1945-46 session.