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Paul Dickson, American clergyman. Decorated Bronze Star medal; Medaille de Reconnaissance France; named officer d'Academie Francaise.


Dickson, Paul was born on September 9, 1905 in Lakeland, Florida, United States. Son of David B. and Coral (Patrick) Dickson.


Student, Stetson University, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy cum laude, Ludwigs-Maxmillians University, Munich, Germany, 1951. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1954.

Doctor of Education, Columbia, 1960.


Commissioned 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1934-1938. Executive assistant manager Southwest Hotels Company, Memphis and Kansas City, Missouri, 1938-1939. General manager Commonwealth Hotel, Kansas City, 1939-1940.

Returned to active duty as captain United States Army, 1940, advanced through grades to colonel, 1953. Various assignments United States military schools and infantry divisions, 1940-1945. Professor military science and tactics Denver public schools, 1945-1947.

Assigned United States Army Europe, 1947-1949. Member faculty (United States Military Academy), 1949-1955. Retired, 1956; dean Munich Campus University Maryland, 1957-1961.

Associate professor foreign language education Florida State University, 1961-1963, professor, 1963-1969. Director staff development Pinellas County schools, Fla, 1969-1972. Ordained to ministry Episcopal Church, 1970.

Assistant rector Church of Ascension, Clearwater, Florida, 1972-1977, associate rector, since 1978. Language consultant south Florida Education Center, 1962-1964. Advisory council Northeast Conference Teaching Foreign Langs, 1963-1967.



President, chairman board Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, 1974-1977. Member Modern Language Association American (regional foreign language consultant since 1963), American Association Teachers French, German, Spanish and Portuguese, National Education Association, Florida Education Association (president modern language section 1965-1968), Association Higher Education, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, Southern Humanities Conference, Pi Kappa Phi.


Married Anna Elizabeth Clarke, May 24, 1930. 1 son, David Franklin.

David B. Dickson

Coral (Patrick) Dickson

Anna Elizabeth Clarke