North Carolina Lawyer and Preservationist Named to National Trust for Historic Preservation

Samuel Dixon elected to National Trust Board of Trustees

March 29, 2018 | Published by

North Carolina Lawyer and Preservationist Named to National Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Trustees

Washington, DC / March 29, 2018– The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce the election of Samuel Dixon of Edenton, NC to the National Trust’s Board of Trustees. Trustees were elected during the opening plenary of this year’s PastForward National Preservation Conference in Chicago.

A practicing lawyer in Edenton, North Carolina, Dixon has served on the boards of Preservation North Carolina and the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, and currently serves on the board of the Edenton Historical Commission, the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and the National Main Street Center. He is a member of the North Carolina Historical Commission and the North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee. Dixon and his wife, Gray, chaired the National Trust Council from 2014-2017.

“Samuel is a tireless advocate in the field of historic preservation, and we are pleased to have him join our Board of Trustees,” said Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “Samuel brings with him a wealth of experience, from his work serving on the North Carolina and Edenton Historic Commissions, to his personal passion for preserving places in the town of Edenton. We are confident that his knowledge and devotion to the field will prove essential to our work saving important places throughout the country.”

Samuel Dixon, along with fellow newly elected-trustees, Linda Bruckheimer and Christina Lee Brown, are joining the ranks of prominent board members including First Lady Laura Bush, Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe, Bestselling Author Lisa See, and former Editor-and-Chief of Time Inc. Martha Nelson. The Board of Trustees is chaired by Timothy Whalen, Director of the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles.  A full list of the members of the National Trust Board of Trustees can be found on

Samuel Dixon graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1984 with a BA in political science and from the Wake Forest School of Law with a JD in 1987. In 2013, he was awarded the Cannon Cup, North Carolina’s highest preservation honor.

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