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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.


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, Huntsville, 1970-1972;trial lawyer, Legal Aid Society, Chattanooga, 1972-1975;private practice, Chattanooga, 1975-1977;private practice, Fayetteville, Tennessee, 1977-1989;district public defender 17th judicial circuit, State of Tennessee, Fayetteville, 1989-1998. 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.


Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.


People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.


Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Methodist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking.


Married Nancy Margaret Eagar, November 24, 1984. Children: Marjorie Ruth, Gilbert Charles.