Dickinson, John Harold was born on March 24, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of John Fred and Olivia Mary (Swinnerton) Dickinson.
Student, Los Angeles City College, 1942.
Assistant superintendent operations City of Los Angeles Department of Airports, 1947-1955, superintendent operations, 1955-1963. Airport manager Van Nuys Airport, California, 1963-1975, Ontario International Airport, 1975-1979, Los Angeles International Airport, 1979-1984, retired, 1984.
Member Los Angeles Mayor's Advisory Committee, 1968. Vice president Industrial Association San Fernando Valley, 1971-1972. President West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce Served to captain United States Army Air Force, Army, 1942-1946, United States Air Force, 51-53.
Member American Legion, Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund., DAV Commanders, Friends of America Ballet Theatre, Wilderness Society Clubs: Kiwanis (charter president 1969-1975).