In 2007, the Real Property Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association formed a committee to raise funds for the Daniel B. Dixon Scholarship Fund in honor of Dixon’s lifelong commitment to the law and community. For over sixty years, Daniel B. Dixon worked as an attorney in the real estate field. Born in Pittsburgh in 1912, Dixon received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1938 and served in the Army from 1944 to 1946. Upon his return, Dixon began working at Rose, Schmidt, Hasley & DiSalle, where he worked for the remainder of his career until he passed away in March 2008. Dixon served as president of the ACBA in 1974; was inducted as a charter fellow of the ACBF in 1980; chaired the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the PBA; and chaired the ACBA Real Estate Section from its creation in 1970 to 1972.
Proceeds of the fund will be awarded annually to a student of Dixon’s alma mater, The University of Pittsburgh School of Law who has completed his or her first or second year and who has demonstrated an interest in real estate law, academic excellence and financial need. A plaque, which will display the names of each scholarship recipient, has been created in honor of the fund and will be available for viewing at the offices of the Allegheny County Bar Association.