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John Harwell Dickey

John Harwell Dickey, American lawyer. Bar: Tennessee 1971, United States District Court (eastern district) Tennessee 1972.


  • Dickey, John Harwell was born on February 22, 1944 in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. Son of Gilbert McClain and Marjorie Loucille (Harwell) Dickey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Samford University, 1966. Juris Doctor, Cumberland School of Law, 1969.


    • Administrative assistant District Attorney' General’ s Office, Huntsville, 1969-1970. Law clerk domestic and juvenille division Circuit Court, 1970-1972. Trial lawyer Legal Aid Society, Chattanooga, 1972-1975.

      Private practice, 1975-1977, Fayetteville, Tennessee, 1977-1989. District public defender 17th judicial circuit State of Tennessee, 1989-1998. Private practice, Tennessee, since 1998.

      Member continuing education committee Public Defenders Conference, Tennessee, 1990-1992, member long range planning committee, 1991-1993, member legislation committee, 1990-1993, member executive committee, Middle Tennessee representative, 1993-1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Tennessee 1971, United States District Court (eastern district) Tennessee 1972.


    Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.


    Lecturer Fayetteville-Lincoln County Leadership Training Program, since 1989. Member advisory board Community Correction South Central Tennessee, Fayetteville, since 1989. Member Bedford County Democratic Club, since 1989.

    Member National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (membership committee since 1989, juvenile law committee since 1988, Distinguished Service award 1990, 91, 92), Marshall County Bar Association, Fayetteville-Lincoln County Bar Association (treasurer 1977, secretary 1978, vice president 1979, president 1980), Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of C., Elks, Masons (junior steward 1991, senior steward 1992, junior deacon 1993, junior warden 1994, senior warden 1995, worshipful master 1996), York Rite Mason, Scottish Rite Mason (32d degree), Shriners (sergeant-at-arms 1993, vice president 1994, director public relations 1994, 96—, president 1995), International Platform Association, Order of Eastern Star (chaplain 1993-1994), Tennessee 4-H Foundation, Gideons International.



    Hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking.


    • Married Nancy Margaret Eagar, November 24, 1984. Children: Marjorie Ruth, Gilbert Charles.
    • father: Gilbert McClain Dickey
    • mother: Marjorie Loucille (Harwell) Dickey
    • spouse: Nancy Margaret Eagar
    • children: Marjorie Ruth Dickey
    • Gilbert Charles Dickey
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    Born February 22, 1944
    (age 73)