Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Dickinson's Bill Passes With Some Resistance

A longtime aide to former U.S. Rep. Bill Dickinson says the retired congressman has died after an extended illness. Walter Bamberg told WSFA that Dickinson passed away at his home in Montgomery. He was 83. Dickinson, a former judge in the city, juvenile and circuit courts in Opelika, was elected to Congress in 1964. He retired in 1992 after 13 consecutive terms in office.

Dickinson helped shape the national defense policies during the 1970s and 80s. Once he reached his eighties, however, Dickinson's line of defense against illness proved to be a bit weaker.


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