(1883-1966)Dr. Lawrence Aaron Nixon was a pivotal figure in Texas civil rights. Born in Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, he attended Wiley College and Meharry Medical College and became a physician. He began his medical practice in Cameron, Milam County. In January 1910, after witnessing violent racial strife in the community, Dr. Nixon moved to El Paso. His first wife, Esther (Calvin), and their infant son subsequently joined him here. Dr. Nixon became a charter member of the El Paso chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 4:53am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13R E 362159 N 3517056|
|Decimal Degrees||31.78075000, -106.45580000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 46.845', W 106° 27.348'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 46' 50.70" N, 106° 27' 20.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3239-3299 Wyoming Ave, El Paso TX 79903, US|
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