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Dickerson, Bernice Clark

(born: April 10, 1913  -  died: Janaury 6, 2009) 

Bernice C. Dickerson won her first Adairville council race in 1983 when she was 70 years old; she would win 11 elections. At the age of 92, Dickerson was the oldest elected and serving official in Kentucky. Dickerson was honored as a Kentucky Admiral by State Senator Joey Pendleton. January 15, 2006, was proclaimed "Bernice Dickerson Day" in Logan County. Bernice Dickerson was born in Dayton, Montgomery County, TN, the daughter of Elijah and Sarah Winston Clark. She was the wife of Virgil Dickerson. She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

For more see R. Dearbone, "Councilwoman recognized," 01/16/2006, by WBKO 13 (ABC); "Dickerson to be honored at 20th Annual Dr. MLK Jr. Unity Walk," News-Democrat & Leader, 01/15/2006; SR 116 (BR1550) - J. Pendleton, G. Neal; "Mrs. Bernice" in the Community section of the News-Democrat & Leader, 01/16/2009, p.A8; see Bernice Dickerson at Find A Grave.

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