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Larry Dingle

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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
PoliticalMakers
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
City Government Administrator
Administrative Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Calamari
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Casa De Campo
Favorite Quote:
I'm Doing Okay For A Farm Boy From South Carolina.

Birthplace

Born:
6/26/1949
Birth Location:
Dillon, South Carolina

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
PoliticalMakers
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
City Government Administrator
Administrative Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Calamari
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Casa De Campo
Favorite Quote:
I'm Doing Okay For A Farm Boy From South Carolina.

Birthplace

Born:
6/26/1949
Birth Location:
Dillon
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Biography

Larry Dingle was born in rural Dillon, South Carolina, on June 26, 1949. Dingle was an agent of change in his hometown of Dillon, South Carolina; he desegregated the high school closest to his home. From there, Dingle attended Morehouse College to pursue his undergraduate education; he transferred to Georgia State University, where he was awarded his B.A. degree in 1974, and his J.D. degree in 1987, enabling him to practice law.

Dingle was a police officer for the City of Atlanta and then worked for the City of Atlanta from 1969 to 1990 as a department head and Clerk of Council. It is in this capacity that Dingle gained the confidence and support of then Mayors Maynard Jackson and Andrew Young as a civil servant of considerable talent. From 1990 to 1997, Dingle worked as a partner at the law firm of Peterson, Dillard, Young, Asselin and Powell. Dingle later became a partner at Wilson, Brock, and Irby, L.L.C., where he earned great prestige through his representation of clients such as Sax Fifth Avenue.

Dingle served on the Board of Directors of Southeast Energy; the Bank of North Georgia; Central Fulton Senior Services; and Georgia State University’s Board of Visitors. Dingle was a member of the Georgia Bar Association for twenty years. In 1990, Dingle co-authored Major Land Use Laws in Georgia, which was published by the National Business Institute, Inc. Dingle earned distinction in the City of Atlanta as a civil servant and attorney and was recognized nationally for contributions to the practice of law.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Larry Dingle talks about his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Larry Dingle talks about his father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Larry Dingle describes his maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Larry Dingle describes Carolina S, one of his ancestors
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Larry Dingle recalls his earliest memories of growing up in Dillon County, South Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Larry Dingle recalls childhood summers in Dillon County, South Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Larry Dingle lists his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Larry Dingle recalls his childhood street in South Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Larry Dingle describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood in Dillon County, South Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Larry Dingle recalls desegregating Latta High School in Latta, South Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Larry Dingle recalls his childhood mentor
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Larry Dingle recalls seeing Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on TV
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Larry Dingle describes integrating his high school and struggling with reading
  • Tape: 1 Story: 16 - Larry Dingle describes his childhood church
  • Tape: 1 Story: 17 - Larry Dingle recalls an exchange with a high school teacher
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Larry Dingle talks about playing basketball at Latta High School in Latta, South Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Larry Dingle talks about his extracurricular activities as a teenager
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Larry Dingle describes aspiring to become a lawyer
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Larry Dingle talks about his decision to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Larry Dingle talks about his initial impressions of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Larry Dingle talks about leaving Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and becoming a police officer
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Larry Dingle talks about negotiating with Mayor Maynard Jackson as an Atlanta police officer
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Larry Dingle talks about attending Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia for undergraduate and law school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Larry Dingle talks about his exit strategy after finishing law school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Larry Dingle talks about his family and offers advice on parenting
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Larry Dingle talks about law connections he made over the years
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Larry Dingle reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Larry Dingle talks about memorable court cases
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Larry Dingle talks about voting rights
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Larry Dingle reflects on rights and the importance of voting
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Larry Dingle talks about his passion for elderly and youth issues
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Larry Dingle reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Larry Dingle offers advice for those interested in pursuing law careers
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Larry Dingle talks about his hopes for the future
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Larry Dingle reflects on what he would do differently
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Larry Dingle describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Larry Dingle talks about rap music
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Larry Dingle reflects upon his values
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Larry Dingle reflects on lessons for his children and the importance of history
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Larry Dingle describes his role as Clerk of Council in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 13 - Larry Dingle recalls memories of former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin