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Earl B. Dickerson

Supreme Life Insurance Company of America

1956 - 1971


1950 b. 1891
UndergraduateUniversity of Illinois
GraduateJD, University of Chicago
Born-Died1891 - 1986
BirthplaceMississippi (MS)
RaceBlack or African American
Era - 1950

In his first few years as CEO, Dickerson devoted his energies to changing the policy focus from industrial to ordinary life polices and to increasing the quality and number of the company’s agents. Dickerson also expanded the firm through 5 acquisitions, which spread business into several new states. Championing the notion that economic security was key to racial equality, Dickerson grew Supreme Life into one of the largest black owned businesses in the country.