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Dudley R. Dixon
Commissioner
Dudley Dixon - Port of Lake Charles Commissioner

Dudley R. Dixon serves on the Board of Commissioners of the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District, and is past president of the board. He was born in Westlake, Louisiana, to Edwin and Eolian Dixon, and he was educated in Westlake from first grade through high-school graduation in 1954.

He attended McNeese State University for two years before entering the U.S. Army in 1956 and serving overseas in Nuremberg, Germany. After returning home, he went to work for Plauche Electric, and then in 1961 went to work at Conoco where he remained until 1982. He served on the Westlake City Council for two terms from 1974 until 1982. At that time he ran for mayor of Westlake and was elected for six terms. He retired in January 2007.

During his time as mayor, Mr. Dixon served on many boards on the local and state levels, and currently serves as chairman of the board for the Municipal Employees Retirement System. He served on the boards of IMCAL, the West Calcasieu Association of Commerce, Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (where he served as president), Louisiana Asset Management Pool, Louisiana Municipal Association (where he served as president), Louisiana Municipal Gas Authority (where he served as president), and the Calcasieu Council on Aging.

Mr. Dixon was nominated by the mayor and City Council of Westlake to the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District’s Board of Commissioners. He was appointed commissioner in 2012 by the Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal. He has been married to Flora Belle Duhon for more than 56 years and they are the parents of four children, grandparents of seven and great-grandparents of eight.