Local Obituaries

Former California legislator Richard ‘Dick’ Dickerson dead at 77

Former Assemblyman Richard “Dick” Dickerson, a former Redding mayor, died Tuesday, the Redding Record Searchlight reported.

According to the newspaper:

Dickerson died today, his wife, Betty Dickerson confirmed this afternoon. He was 77.

Retired Republican lawmaker Maurice Johannessen, who recommended Dickerson to former Gov. Pete Wilson, for an appointment on the board of supervisors in 1993, said his friend's death followed medical problems. Dickerson, who had been in frail health for most of this year, had returned to the hospital last week.

“He had some medical issues for some time. But he did not linger on them,” he said.

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