Dillon

Dillon

[dil-uhn]
Dillon, Clarence Douglas, 1909-2003, U.S. secretary of the treasury (1961-65), b. Geneva, Switzerland (of American parents). After graduation (1931) from Harvard he became a member of the New York Stock Exchange and joined the family investment firm, becoming its chairman in 1946. Dillon became active in Republican politics and in 1953 was appointed ambassador to France. In 1958 he was appointed under secretary of state for economic affairs and strongly advocated free trade and close cooperation with the European Economic Community (or Common Market, now the European Union). Despite Dillon's support of the Republican presidential candidate in 1960, President Kennedy chose him as secretary of the treasury. Dillon's policies included an overhaul of U.S. foreign trade policy. Retiring (1965) from public life, he returned to the world of finance. Dillon was later (1977-83) chairman of the board of trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
Dillon, John, 1851-1927, Irish nationalist. A supporter of Charles Stewart Parnell, he entered Parliament in 1880 and was arrested several times for his advocacy of boycotting and agrarian agitation. After the Parnell divorce scandal, Dillon led the anti-Parnell faction until the Nationalist party was reunited (1900) under the leadership of John Redmond. During World War I, Dillon incurred the enmity of Sinn Fein by encouraging military recruiting in Ireland in spite of his opposition to conscription. He succeeded (1918) Redmond in the leadership of the Nationalist party, but his career came to an end after the Sinn Féin victory in the 1918 election.
Dillon, John Forrest, 1831-1914, American jurist, b. Montgomery co., N.Y., M.D. State Univ. of Iowa, 1850. He abandoned medical practice early in his career and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1852. Dillon was an Iowa state judge (1858-68) and a U.S. circuit judge (1869-79). During his judicial career he wrote Municipal Corporations (1872), one of the earliest systematic studies on this subject, and Removal of Cases from State Courts to Federal Courts (1876). He was (1879-82) a professor in the Columbia Law School, and president of the American Bar Association from 1891 to 1892.

Dillon is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. The population was 802 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Dillon is located at (39.627659, -106.044199).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²) of it (35.71%) is water. Dillon Dam and Dillon Lake are nearby.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 802 people, 369 households, and 195 families residing in the town. The population density was 523.0 people per square mile (202.4/km²). There were 1,280 housing units at an average density of 834.7/sq mi (323.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.64% White, 0.87% African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 1.87% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.35% of the population.

There were 369 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.9% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.62.

In the town the population was spread out with 15.5% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 39.2% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 123.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $49,821, and the median income for a family was $59,107. Males had a median income of $36,304 versus $26,042 for females. The per capita income for the town was $32,727. About 4.7% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

Brewpub

The Dillon Dam Brewery, a brewery and restaurant, is located in Dillon.

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