Democratic Caucus, Black Caucus Mourn Passing of Roscoe Dixon

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NASHVILLE, TN —The Tennessee Democratic Caucus and the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators today are mourning longtime legislator Roscoe Dixon, who passed away late Thursday evening.  Dixon served Memphis for more than 20 years, the first 10 years as a member of the House of Representatives before serving an additional decade in the State Senate.  He also served as the chairman of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Health Committee before leaving office in 2005. The Senate Democratic Caucus issued a joint statement in commemoration of Dixon, who served the 33rd District: “Senator Dixon was born in the tiny of town of Gilmore, Arkansas and he rose to the highest levels of government in his chosen home state of Tennessee. Just as he served his country in the Army and his state in the Tennessee Army National Guard, Dixon was deeply committed to serving his community. Sen. Dixon had kindness and duty in his heart. We wish his family and loved ones peace at this time.” House Minority Leader Karen Camper said Senator Dixon was a mentor to her: “I learned from him here in the Legislature and from when we both served on the Memphis NAACP board. ...