Originally a Democrat, switched to Republican before running for Congress.
Wife: Barbara (three sons, one daughter)
Son: Christopher Dickinson
Son: Michael Dickinson
Daughter: Tara Dickinson Sherer
Son: William Dickinson Jr.
Law School: JD, University of Alabama Law School (1950)
US Congressman, Alabama 2nd (1965-92)
Southern Railway System Assistant VP (1962-64)
Alabama State Official Circuit Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit (1958-62)
Alabama State Official Judge, Lee County Court of Common Pleas and Juvenile Court (1954-58)
Board of Education Opelika, AL (1954-62)
Alabama State Official City Judge, Opelika, AL (1952-54)
Advantage Associates, Inc. Partner
Alabama State Bar 1950
Lee County Rehabilitation Center Board of Directors (1960-62)