ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the passing of former State Treasurer Richard Dixon, Maryland’s first African-American Treasurer:
“I am saddened to hear of the passing of former State Treasurer Richard Dixon.
“A trailblazer among us, he became Maryland’s first African-American Treasurer and the first Treasurer from the Western Maryland Delegation in the General Assembly. An outstanding business leader, State legislator, and State Treasurer, his belief in fiscal responsibility served the people of our State well. His service to our nation during the Vietnam War demonstrates his courage. And his commitment to public service will never be forgotten.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones at this time.”