D. H. Dillon, M. D. Sabine Parish, Louisiana
D. H. Dillon, M. D., was born in
Sabine parish. May 12, 1873, being the eldest son of B. C. and
Louisa (Sibley) Dillon. His early education was procured in the
public schools and at Keaehie College. He entered Memphis
Medical College from which he graduated in 1898 and came to
Sabine parish to practice his profession.
For some time he was located at
Fisher as chief surgeon for the Louisiana Long Leaf Lumber
Company and local surgeon of the Kansas City Southern Railway.
In 1904 he was elected representative of Sabine parish in the
State Legislature for a term of four years. During that time he
also practiced medicine at Many, one year in partnership with
Dr. Julian Curtis.
In 1908 Dr. Dillon was appointed
president of the State Board of Health by Governor Sanders and
occupied that position for two years and left a clean record.
Resigning his place on the board, he returned to Many and again
took up the practice of his profession.
As a physician he has been very
successful, being a hard and untiring worker. At this time he
has as his professional associate Dr. W. D, Lester and has an
office in the People's State Bank Building.
Dr. Dillon was married in 1896 to
Miss Nettie Self, daughter of Judge Elijah Self, and to them has
been born one son. The doctor has always been progressive in his
ideas, has always been a conspicuous figure in public affairs
and is not ready to promise that he will keep out of the
political game in the days to come.
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.