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L. Hayes Dickerson

newspaper publisher emeritus

L. Hayes Dickerson, newspaper publisher emeritus. Recipient several decorations United States Air Force. Board directors Delaware Community Foundation, Wilmington, 1991-1993.


Dickerson, L. Hayes was born on August 18, 1922 in Milford, Delaware, United States. Son of Augustus D. and Laura (Murphy) Dickerson.


Bachelor of Science, University Delaware, 1946.


Advertising manager The Chronicle, Milford, 1946-1951. Commissioned 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1967, retired, 1969. Editor The Chronicle, Milford, 1969-1978, public, 1983-1991, public emeritus, since 1991.

Public emeritus, co-owner Kent and Sussex Shopper, 1978-1983. Research director Chesapeake Public Corporation, Elkton, Maryland, since 1991. Consultant Univac, Salt Lake City, 1969-1972.


It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.


Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value of one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.


Board directors Delaware Community Foundation, Wilmington, 1991-1993.


  • Other Interests

    Computers, reading, amateur radio, music, travel.


Married Elaine Townsend, June 18, 1946. Children: Lynne Sarich, Dawn Kenton, Leslie.


A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.