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


•  "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 This caption was written in 2004 and is now out of date.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. (Originally found at http://digitalarchives.hmcpl.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15431coll1/id/165/rec/1.)

•  Huntsville Times - Article by Challen Stephens, September 3, 2003. Dawson is quoted in the article regarding school segregation. (Originally found at http://www.al.com/specialreport/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?separateagain/sa11.html.)

•  Speakin' Out - Obituary (obsolete link - no new link known) (Originally found at http://www.speakinoutnews.info/121609_DrJamesIraDawson.html.)