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Congressman Jay Dickey

Dickey PortraitIn 2003, Congressman Jay Dickey presented his official papers and memorabilia to Ouachita Baptist University. Today, these congressional papers are housed in OBU’s Riley-Hickingbotham Library.

The collection contains approximately 150 cubic feet of files, including items from Dickey’s four terms in the United States House of Representatives (1993-2001). Photographs, newsclippings, audio/video recordings, and artifacts supplement the files.

 

 

 


Jay W. Dickey, Jr., was born December 14, 1939, in Pine Bluff (Jefferson County), Arkansas. He graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1957, attended Hendrix College, and earned a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

He practiced law and became Pine Bluff city attorney, serving from 1968-1970. Dickey later served as a special justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. He has been a business owner and also a lecturer at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Dickey was elected as a Republican to the 103rd Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1993, through January 3, 2001. His run for re-election in 2000 was unsuccessful, as was another campaign in 2002.

The collection contains approximately 150 cubic feet of files, including items from Dickey’s four terms in the United States House of Representatives (1993-2001). Photographs, newsclippings, audio/video recordings, and artifacts supplement the files.

While there is currently no finding aid for the Dickey Papers, the archives staff may be able to assist you in locating materials in the papers.  Please contact the Archivist for assistance.

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