Chasing Thugs, Nazis, and Reds

Chasing Thugs, Nazis, and Reds

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Texas Ranger Norman Dixon made the front pages of newspapers, but his rigid sense of integrity prevented him from discussing his cases with his wife or his sons, or anyone else, even decades later. As a Ranger, Dixon broke up the largest oil field theft ring in Texas history, worked to solve the most infamous cold case in Texas history, sought the Phantom Killer, investigated a near-mutiny by cadets and veterans on the campus of Texas AaM, rushed to a rural county to head off a lynching, and kept watch over Texas during World War II. He became the go-to investigator for the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, governors, and the state legislature. During the final years of his career, which coincided with the McCarthy era in the 1950s, he was the chief of internal security, charged with protecting Texans from the Red Menace. Using Ranger Dixona€™s meticulously-kept diary entries, Kemp Dixon now tells his fathera€™s compelling story.Houston Chronicle, August 8, 1937, DPP; S. E. Spinks, Law on ... A newsletter for the training class of 1937 lists Norman Dixon as a a€œspecial student, a€ separate from the a#39;37 class roster because he had ... Training School certificate, DPP; Oath of Service, dated August 2, 1937, notarized by Clarence K. Krueger, DPP; DPS ... See http:// 5.

Title:Chasing Thugs, Nazis, and Reds
Author: Kemp Dixon
Publisher:Texas A&M University Press - 2015-02-16

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