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John Turner Dickinson ’38

Published in Dec. 9, 1992, issue

JOHN DICKINSON, retired executive in the steel importing business, died of cancer at home in Houston, June 16, 1992.

Johnny majored in economics and held a Henry Pogue scholarship during his junior and senior years. He was manager of Arbor Inn.

After a stint with Jones & Laughlin Steel, he served four years in the Army Air Corps, leaving as a captain. The rest of his career was in steel and included a year as chief of the iron and steel section of the Marshall Plan in Europe. He later lived in Montreal, organizing a Canadian subsidiary of Estrand Bros. In 1956 he moved to Houston to run Intl. Selling Corp.'s largest branch. A numerals winner in swimming, he continued this interest as president of the Gulf Coast A.A.U., while his daughters were competitive swimmers,

When Johnny's wife, Marjorie, contracted cancer, he cared for her at home, with the aid of Hospice, until her death in 1991. When it became necessary, his daughters Vicki Spohr, Valerie Knowles, and Lynn Hagen moved in to take care of him, with Hospice's help. We extend our sympathy to them and to Johnny's brother Richard C. '35

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