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.

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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.

 

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