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Thomas Dixon, Jr.

Thomas Dixon Jr
Personal information
Birth dateJanuary 11, 1864
Place of birthShelby, North Carolina, United States of America
Date of deathApril 3, 1946(age 82)
Death placeRaleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
OccupationNovelist, playwright, minister, state legislator, lecturer
Literary movementAmerican Romanticism

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Thomas F. Dixon, Jr. (January 11, 1864 - April 3, 1946) was an American Baptist minister, playwright, lecturer, North Carolina state legislator, lawyer, and author, perhaps best known for writing The Clansman — which was to become the inspiration for D. W. Griffith's film, The Birth of a Nation (1915).

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