9 November 1912|
|Education||St Joseph's College|
|Club||Sydney Rowing Club|
|Achievements and titles|
|National finals||King's Cup 1933-39|
|Olympic finals||1936 Berlin Olympics M2X|
William John Dixon (born 9 November 1912, date of death unknown) was an Australian rower. He was a four-time national champion who competed in the men's double sculls event at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Dixon was educated at St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill with 1929 as his senior year. His senior rowing was from the Sydney Rowing Club and in the 1931-32 season he stroked a Sydney maiden four. He won a New South Wales state championship in the coxed four the following year.
In 1933 Dixon made state selection in the New South Wales men's eight which contested and won the King's Cup at the Interstate Regatta. He rowed in four successive King's Cup winning New South Wales eights between 1933 and 1936  and then contested the event on three further occasions from 1937 to 1939. 
In 1936 Australian Olympic Federation funding was scarce. The NSW Police Rowing Club eight which dominated the Sydney club season and the New South Wales state championship was selected in toto as Australia's men's eight to compete at the 1936 Berlin Olympics with their attendance wholly funded by the NSW Police Federation. Cecil Pearce was the selected single sculler and Herb Turner picked for the double. The selectors picked Dixon as the reserve sweep-oarsman and asked him to row the double-scull with Turner. Though Dixon had not sculled before selection, he and Turner were the best performers of the three Australian boats in Berlin. They made the Olympic final and placed sixth.