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David Van Vlack Dibble

David Van Vlack Dibble, American visually impaired educator, lawyer. Bar: California, 1962; certified elementary teacher, special education visually impaired, California. Recipient Certified Appreciation, California Heritage Council, San Francisco, 1990.


Dibble, David Van Vlack was born on February 5, 1928 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Oliver and Isabelle (Bishop) Dibble.


Associate of Arts, San Mateo Junior College, 1948;student, Mexico City College, 1950;Bachelor, University of California, Berkeley, 1952;Juris Doctor, University of California, San Francisco, 1962;graduate in Education, California State University, Hayward, 1969;Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1981.


Teacher, Marine Corps Institute, Washington, District of Columbia, 1953-1954;purser, American President LInes, San Francisco, 1955;passenger agent, American President LInes, Honolulu, 1956-1958;passenger agent, American President LInes, San Francisco, 1958-1960;trial lawyer, Barfield, Barfield & Dryden, San Francisco, 1963-1965;partner, Thorpe & Dibble, Hayward, California, 1966-1969;part time teacher, various California school districts, 1970-1974;lawyer and vision teacher, private practice, San Francisco, 1974-1982;secretary, director, Original Sixteen to One Mine, Inc., Alleghany, California, 1978-1981;vision teacher, Oakland (California) Public Schools, 1982-1989;consultant vision education, private practice, Oakland, since 1989.


Public defender Legal Aid Society, San Francisco, 1965-1966. Board directors Healing Center, San Francisco, 1974-1978. Volunteer Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California, Oakland, 1974-1990.

Board directors, vice president California Heritage Council, since 1970, Telegraph Hill Dwellers, 1979-1988, president, 1976, San Francisco. Board directors, vice president Diamond Improvement Association, Oakland, 1987-1988. Vestry and warden St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland, 1989-1992.

Director International Maritime Center, Oakland, since 1995. Docent Oakland Museum, 1992, presidential yacht. United States Ship Potomac, Jack London Museum.

Director Fruitvale Cmty. Development District Council, Oakland, 1989-1995, Hugenot Society California, Thomas Jefferson chapter Sons of the American Revolution. Member Bar Association California, Oakland Teachers Association, California Association Orientationand Mobility Specialists, California Alumni Association, National Audubon Society, San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society, E.C.V. History Society, Sierra Club, California Museum History (docent county), Bates-Corbett Teacher Association Gamma Delta.


Married Frances Bauer, May 3, 1984. 1 child, T.C. Clark.