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Eugene H. Dibble, III

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Investment Banker
City Commissioner

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Orange
Favorite Food:
Bacon
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
Get Along.

Birthplace

Born:
7/22/1929
Birth Location:
Tuskegee, Alabama

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Investment Banker
City Commissioner

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Orange
Favorite Food:
Bacon
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
Get Along.

Birthplace

Born:
7/22/1929
Birth Location:
Tuskegee
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Biography

Eugene Heriot Dibble, III, was born on July 22, 1929, at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama where he was one of four children born to Dr. Eugene Heriot Dibble, Jr., a physician at A. Andrew Memorial Hospital in Tuskegee. Dibble graduated from the Monson Academy preparatory school in Massachusetts and then received his B.S. degree in chemistry from the Tuskegee Institute in 1952. During his undergraduate career, Dibble also worked in the chemistry laboratory at John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital under the tutelage of famed immunologist Dr. Reuben Kahn at the University of Michigan. Following college graduation, Dibble was called to active duty in the United States Air Force and served as a munitions and demolition officer. He was discharged at the rank of second lieutenant. Following his tenure in the U.S. Air Force, Dibble attended the New York Institute of Finance and completed the broker’s trainee program in 1954. Only a year later, Dibble passed the examination to become a registered stock broker on the New York Stock Exchange.

Dibble worked as a stockbroker for the investment firm of Strauss, Blosser and MacDowell from 1956 until 1962. Dibble was one of only three African American stockbrokers working in Chicago investment firms. In 1965, Dibble and Rufus Cook began the Astro Investment Company. The goal of this business was to expand African American influence within the economy through direct investment. Muhammad Ali was one of his clients. In 1966, Dibble ran as the Republican candidate for Water Commissioner for the City of Chicago and was elected to a six-year term. He also served as trustee and chairman of the Metropolitan Sanitary District’s Committee on Maintenance and Operation in 1972. Following his tenure in this position, he owned numerous businesses including Jackson Parks Storage, Piggley Wrigley Bar-B-Q, New Racks Garage and Olly Trolly. In addition to these business endeavors, Dibble also volunteered for the Salvation Army Canteen Program.

Dibble received numerous civic awards, including Honorary Sheriff of Maywood and the Danny Davis Congressional Roll of Honor. He married Jeanette Campbell on August 6, 1955. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Yale University School of Nursing. The couple has five children: Rochon, Chyla, Eugene, Andrew and Hillary.

Dibble passed away on June 6, 2014, at the age of 84.

Dibble was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on July 14, 2008.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Eugene H. Dibble, III's interview, session 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Eugene H. Dibble, III lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his mother's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his mother's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers his uncle, Robert Rochon Taylor
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his family's experiences of segregation
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers his paternal great-grandfather
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls his father's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls his mother's role at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers his parents' marriage
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his likeness to his father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls his family's movie theater in Camden, South Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls the annual clinic of the John A. Andrew Clinical Society
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his father's medical career
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers meeting African American physicians at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes patients at the Tuskegee Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers his childhood horse
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his early education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers George Washington Carver, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers George Washington Carver, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls the presidents of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers his father's community service
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes Monson Academy in Monson, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls his experiences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his return to Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers the Tuskegee Advanced Flying School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls Eleanor Roosevelt's visits to Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers Tuskegee Airman Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls joining the U.S. Air Force
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers graduating from Tuskegee Institute
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his experiences in the U.S. Air Force
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers General Curtis LeMay
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls being hired at Wayne Hummer and Co. in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his early experience with investments
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls his early businesses in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his connection to Muhammad Ali
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers meeting Muhammad Ali for the first time
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his friendship with Muhammad Ali
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls meeting his wife
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes the black business network in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls helping Muhammad Ali and Elijah Muhammad acquire their homes
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Eugene H. Dibble, III talks about the founding of Seaway Bank and Trust Company in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his disinterest in board service
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Eugene H. Dibble, III talks about his highest grossing financial deal
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Eugene H. Dibble, III shares his advice for aspiring investors, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Eugene H. Dibble, III talks about investment opportunities, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Eugene H. Dibble, III reflects upon his career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers Chicago Mayor Harold Washington
  • Tape: 5 Story: 13 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls running for Cook County public office
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls the Blackstone Rangers' attempt to rob his garage
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers the 1967 blizzard in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls becoming commissioner of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Eugene H. Dibble, III reflects upon his life and legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Eugene H. Dibble, III talks about smoking a cigar with Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Slating of Eugene H. Dibble, III's interview, session 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his early career
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls his brokerage work for Elijah Muhammad
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls founding his own firm, E.H.D. and Sons, Inc.
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Eugene H. Dibble, III lists the firms where he worked in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes the office of E.H.D. & Sons, Inc.
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls representing Elijah Muhammad
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls his brokerage work for John H. Johnson
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Eugene H. Dibble, III talks about his children
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his children's upbringing
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Eugene H. Dibble, III talks about his children's education
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his car collection
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers his carry out restaurant in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Eugene H. Dibble, III talks about his father's involvement in the Tuskegee syphilis experiment
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Eugene H. Dibble remembers the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Eugene H. Dibble, III recalls the doctors involved in the Tuskegee syphilis experiment
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Eugene H. Dibble, III remembers the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Eugene H. Dibble, III talks about investing in his children's education
  • Tape: 8 Story: 9 - Eugene H. Dibble, III shares his advice for aspiring investors, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 10 - Eugene H. Dibble, III talks about investment opportunities, pt. 2
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Eugene H. Dibble, III explains how he identifies potential investments
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his conversations with Chicagoans
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Eugene H. Dibble, III talks about successful African American businesswomen
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Eugene H. Dibble, III talks about networking in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Eugene H. Dibble, III describes his hopes for the African American community
  • Tape: 9 Story: 6 - Eugene H. Dibble, III narrates his photographs