Person:Dr. James I. Dawson

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Dr. James I. Dawson


Photo from the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
 Represented North Huntsville on the School Board for Nearly 20 Years

Born:January 14, 1925, Pike County, AL
Died:December 7, 2009, Huntsville, AL

Notes:

•  "A graduate of Alabama A&M, Tuskegee Institute, and Pennsylvania State University, Dr. James Dawson is a community leader who has worked in many capacities as an educator, an author, a businessman, and a mortician. He currently is a member of the Huntsville City Board of Education, a position he has held since 1988." This caption was written in 2004 and is now out of date. - HMCPL

•  Parents: Jesse and Charlotte Vann Dawson

     Married: Gloria
     Daughter: Delaris Hamilton married Larry Hamilton - Speakin' Out

•  Education:
     Undergraduate degree from Alabama A&M University
     Master's degree from Tuskegee University
     Doctorate degree from Penn State
     AS degree in Mortuary Science from Jefferson State Community College. - Speakin' Out

•  "He was a voice of equality and justice for all." - Speakin' Out


Related Links:
•  HMCPL - Huntsville Madison County Public Library Digital Archives, Photo and caption.
•  Huntsville Times - Article by Challen Stephens, September 3, 2003. Dawson is quoted in the article regarding school segregation.
•  Speakin' Out - Obituary (obsolete link - no new link known)




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