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A Life Well Lived-John Dickinson

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  John Dickinson was born October 23, 1944 in Morganza, LA to Linda Leblanc Dickinson and Allie L. Dickinson.  He left us for a better place on June 9, 2022 after being ill for several months.  He grew up in Baton Rouge on Lorraine Street and attended St. Gerard Elementary and Redemptorist High School.  He was a member of the RHS class of 1962.  He earned BA (1967) and MA (1972) degrees in Journalism from LSU.  He met Dot Daniel in the summer of 1966 when she was just out of high school, and he was a college senior.  They worked together at the Louisiana Department of Hospitals.  During their summer romance they used to kiss on the elevator on their coffee breaks.  These were quick pecks because it was not a tall building.     John, a traditionalist, asked for Dot’s hand in marriage in 1968 and her dad was sure that she wouldn’t finish her education if she got married.  He made John promise to “allow” Dot to graduate.  He kept his promise.  It was his father-in-law who gave him the nic